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17. Everybody Dies


Everybody Dies is an interactive fiction work written by Jim Munroe, with Michael Cho contributing illustrations for the game. The story is centered around three employees who happens to work in the same Cost Cutters grocery store building. We are first introduced to Graham, a drug addict who has been assigned to retrieve shopping carts haphazardly misplaced by previous customers after use.

The game is playable on any internet browser with Java Machine installed, or downloaded as a raw Blorb file and executed with one of the many interpreters designed for running Glulx games. Note that you can EXAMINE (or X for short) any object in the current location, including yourself.


"Frankly, I'm floored at the attention it's getting, given that it's a fairly straightforward text adventure game in a lot of ways. As someone who's not sure of the place of narrative in games, it's nice to see people responding to writing so positively." - Jim


Name: Everybody Dies
Developer: Jim Munroe, Michael Cho
Platform: Browser
Also try: Violet, Nightfall

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