You Are Death Incarnate, Tasked With Taking The Life Of A Single Person

By Ishaan . June 4, 2013 . 9:30am



Postmortem is an indie game where you have one goal—to take the life of a single person, in order to change the world for the better. Just who that person is, is left up to you, and you’ll be allowed to look around and chat people up before you decide just who it is that you’re going to send off into the afterlife.


Postmortem is set in a fictional country named Galicia during the industrial age, ravaged by years of violent rioting between two communities, divided by their ideals. You play as death incarnate, present at a fundraising gala, with the objective of claiming the life of any one person in at the event. It could be be any one of the numerous attendants, or it could even be a member of the staff. Up to you.


Before you make your decision, you can explore the area, converse with the patrons, learn about them and their place in this world, and maybe even gain some clue as to how their death may (or may not) affect the country of Galicia. Check out the trailer above to get a glimpse of an early version of the game.


Postmortem is currently in beta and is planned for release this August on PC, should all go according to plan. The developers plan to release this first game for free, with future projects potentially being paid downloads. In the meantime, below is one of the game’s characters, Ophelia. Cute, isn’t she? Will she be the one whose life you take?


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  • Very interesting game! Needs more coverage for throughout this summer, if it’s getting released this August!

  • riceisnice

    Change the world for the better?

    OMG no, don’t kill me! D:

  • Ladius

    Sounds promising and unique, thanks for covering it :)

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Me: For my choice, I will claim the life of… the busboy! Why? Because he looked at me funny!
    *Kills busboy*
    *Numerous party guests rush over to the scene*
    Party guest 1: What are you doing?! Why did you kill the busboy?! He was harmless!!!
    Me: Cause he looked at me fu-
    Party guest 2: You should have killed the old man at the valet service!!!
    Me: What? Why? He’s a harmless old ma-
    Party guest 3: No, he’s the infamous rebellion mass bomber! If he sets off an explosion here, most of the government leaders will be dead!! The country will be in total chaos!!!
    Me: Oh, well I can still go kill him right now. He’s right over ther-
    *Explosion. Everyone dies and floats up to heaven. The country is now in chaos*
    Dead Party guest 1: YOU HAD ONE JOB!!! ONE JOB!!!
    Me: … =(

    That’s how I see this game playing out. Will definitely check it out.

    • Death’s Employer: Ya blew it!

      • Warboss Aohd

        Steve has been hiring?

  • KingRuff

    It’s just like The Powers That Be to send me in with no clues. When I make the wrong choice (Yes when not if) they better not blame me for whatever happens to the world.

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  • JustThisOne

    I’m totally down for a game like this!

    Multiple playthroughs means everyone gets to die. :> I’m interested to see how each and every one of them will change the world.

    • Zero_Destiny

      Surprise Twist Ending, no matter what you do every ending is the same, it always goes to hell.~

      • JustThisOne

        “Yeah, sorry. We sent you to the wrong party. The important people are next door.”

  • Z3

    I’ll be the God of the New World. Just you wait guys!

  • ChiffonCake

    Oh, so it’s like… a reverse murder mystery? Sounds like an amazing premise!

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