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Chance Of The Dead

by Ghost

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26 Jul 2011
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Five years after her demise, Janet Burdie is granted a "night out" to make her greatest wish come true: Submitting her signature cake to the famous C3 baking competition!

(v1.1 fixes some typos, and makes Janet lurch faster)
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Ghost has worked on 31 other games: (see them >>)
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AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Original Story 2011

Nominated, Best Player Character 2011

Nominated, Best Character Art 2011

Nominated, Best Short Game 2011

AGS Panel Review

"This cute and enjoyable MAGS entry with a living-dead female protagonist, is given one last chance to correct some wrongs in her life. You'll chuckle at the jokes as she serves coffee and sandwiches while making her prize winning cake; I'm surprised she doesn't spill the coffee with her zombie walk. Excellent music and nice graphics. This short game is well worth the time."

16 people commented on this game (newest first):

Chance of the Dead is a cute and very wordy game about a cheerleader that is brought back to life from her way too soon death and she gets a second chance. It all ends in a bake off contest and you solve some puzzles while the entertaining and a bit too wordy story keeps you on track. Some funny SFX and a fitting soundtrack make it a game you should be playing right now. Or just watch the spoilerfilled longplay here:
2018-01-28 22:58:49 by selmiak
What do you get when you cross a zombie with a coffee machine? Well, it is 'Chance of the Dead'! A quite lovable game with plenty of dialogue. It sometimes amazes me people can make these kind of games in one month alone.

This must have been a solid contender for the MAGS competition, and well I just checked and saw it had been nominated for some AGS awards. Surely proof enough to check out this game.
2016-10-16 00:37:07 by Andy
I've enjoyed the game very much and loved the art, it's amazing what can be done with so few rooms.
2015-09-29 19:23:19 by Roy Lazarovich
Excellent game Ghost. I enjoyed this little beauty.
2012-01-24 03:18:06 by Ryan Timothy (ryanb84)
Good Game! The graphics were incredible! I felt a (expected or not) LucasArts feel in them. I recommend it!
2011-10-05 20:38:16 by Ekeko (ekeko22)
I loved this cute little game, short but sweet, lovely graphics, hilarious lines, very original
2011-09-25 04:20:39 by Erenoth02
What a great game. Exactly what i seek from an AGS short game. I didn't got stucked with some non-sense puzzle, all of them made sense, the overall mood was so cool. Great quality on sprites and backgrounds. It felt like an awesome friday night when something special is happening.
2011-09-06 13:58:09 by Davostros
Very cute game, walking speed was slow, but the puzzles weren't frustrating, and the story was sweet. Definitely worth a playthrough.
2011-08-29 07:02:54 by El34
The game was cute but it would have been better if it was longer. I wanted to keep playing
2011-08-27 20:44:59 by Desiree Watson (desimaui)
Quite a nice and cute little game. Go play it!
2011-08-17 13:08:07 by Matti (matti)
Very nice, well balanced game, good puzzles, nice extra moves, obviously a lot of work went into this! And the intro was very good for the athmosphere-setting and the overall involvement. Very nice story as well.
2011-08-05 18:29:19 by Tinkerer (tinkerer)
Lovely animation, detail and a heart-warming story. Very much recommendable!
2011-07-30 14:01:58 by WHAM (WHAM)
Another cute, well polished and nicely put together little game from Ghost!

The artwork is great and there are some lovely animations for a lot of the actions. There were one or two items I didn't spot right away, but apart from that the puzzles are about the right difficulty and I never really got stuck.

My one criticism is that the intro intro is a bit on the long side, but once you get into the main game there's quite a bit of gameplay to balance that out. Length-wise its short (took me roughly half an hour), but that's still quite a bit longer than your average MAGS game.

Overall a really great game, if you're looking for a short but good game Chance Of The Dead is well worth your time.
2011-07-27 20:35:23 by OneDollar (OneDollar)
This MAGS-game is really amusing and created with lovely graphics. It is not too difficult and has a nice atmosphere.
Especially that beautiful animation when Janet giggles and how she puts her legs when she walks are facinating to watch but there is a lot more. You should discover by your own! I also had a lot of fun on those funny comments of Janet and can recommend this game highly.
2011-07-27 19:51:18 by TanteTabata (Tabata)
Nice one Ghost - very cool story that's a bit different to usual. Great retro feel here too. Thanks for letting me help!
2011-07-27 02:16:13 by Mods (m0ds)
Had the pleasure to beta test it.
Sweet, with some lovely lovely characters. Even if it is very short you won't forget it easily!
2011-07-26 09:48:40 by bicilotti (bicilotti)
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