You are brought back to life for one final hour by a troubled necromancer. He cautiously swears he's from your past. Spend your final moments putting you and the matter to rest.

This is a ten-minute, linear visual novel made with Ren'Py featuring the use of the 3D camera function, developed in a week for the Only One of Any Asset (O2A2) Jam of 2020. Please note that Ren'Py web builds are currently in beta, so performance may be slow.

Team:

  • Writer, Character Artist, and Director - Coda
  • Programming - BaiYu
  • Background Art - NiAsobu

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I loved the melancholic atmosphere of this game along with its beautiful art <3 

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Hello Coda! I really enjoyed this, it was beautifully made! Do you have an email where I can contact you? I'd like to talk to you about the possibility of translating This Life Escapes Me into Spanish :)

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This was one of the most beautiful visual novel I've played. Short but full of contents, tragic but with [ SPOILER ] an happy end. [/ SPOILER].
Great art, next time maybe you could add a bit of ambient sound.

Keep up the good work!

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Gorgeous art and game!

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Beautiful! I'm a sucker for melancholy. I found it a bit disturbing that there was no sound until the credits though. Could've used some ambient sound effect (wind, water, leaves, etc.) in the background. For some reason, the full-screen button and config button were on top of each other, but I didn't really need them while playing.

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Holy shit, I'm so mad- I love this so much, this game is so good, but-! I can't handle sad endings like this!! Thank you all for your hard work!! This is such a good game!! I'm so angry about this!! I'm so glad I played it, thank you again!

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It was nice =) Some beautiful art + good writing that made me briefly shift my mind and soul to this story. 

I did not expect 4min play make me visit such an amazing world.

Thank you for making it.

I would love to read something of this sort again from you!

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I cannot express how beautiful it was. The background was brilliant, Gad is a broken little sweetheart who I want to hug forever (I love his character) and the whole thing was just perfect. In just a few words it could evoke so many emotions and tell so much about the characters' personalities and their relationship. It hurt a tad bit too but in a good way. I hope I can read similar stories from the same team in the future. <3

(Sorry for bad English!)

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Well, gotta contribute to the comments section here as well.

Here you go, my review (again)

This Life Escapes Me Review

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If you want to cry, listen to End on a Hai by Roland Faunte while playing..... I just happened to do this and ended up a mess.

Thank you for introducing me to the song! It fit perfectly, ended at the same time too, really added to the immersion and it was perfectttt Great music taste <3

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wow, it was so...

just, thanks a lot for your work. wish I could make something as great as it was someday.

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D: why? XD I loved it and I'm trying to not cry, it's too short and painful, I loved the background music.

Sorry if I say something wrong XD English is not my mother language

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Oh, this was lovely.

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This is a beautiful and emotional game! i'm going play it again while listening to "the unquiet grave"

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That shit hurted ;~;

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I LOVED THIS!!!

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Bittersweet and complex, with art and atmospheric effects to match. I felt as though I learned a lot about the player character as well as Gad, and the story, though short, was well developed! Encore!!

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Holyyyyyy this was so good. I loved the ending especially! 

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This game exceeded my expectations! The art is gorgeous. The writing...oh my god the writing, it was a perfect emotional gut punch. I can't emphasize enough how much I enjoyed this game.  

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I cried. Real tears. Holy shit. 

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Clean and beautiful game! It's a satisfying sweet story.

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I just finished playing this and I love it! It's art is beautiful, the writing is beautiful, its message is beautiful, and the way the camera softly moves to your cursor... beautiful! Well done!

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A short, sweet sucker punch right in the feels. Great work!

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This is soo good. And good work on the 3D environment.


Just a slight issue where the menu commands disappear if I go to settings/about. But this is sooo good. I love it.

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the subtle expressions are so good as is the story! cool game

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Excellent, well-crafted story with high-fidelity artwork featuring multiple emotions that convey complicated, sometime subtle, emotions. An absolute treat to experience. Well done!