Gave this a play, it was fun trying to figure out what actions would lead to each death, but I tried just about every combination, got all 5 death scenes, and couldn't get the game to progress. I even tried just resetting after getting all 5 scenes! Still fun though.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
About The Game
This game is a Story-Based Visual Novel that has a Point and Click Adventure aspect. It's story consists of drama, psychological, mystery, and ... horror.
Tim's Birthday uncovers the story of Anne, the protagonist and the older sister of Tim, who wakes up on the day of her brothers birthday hung over and has to slouch her way around the house and convince her little brother she wasn't doing "The Thing". As a player, you follow Anne through her attempts to make sure Tim has a great day but in the end it
just only gets worse.
Warning: Please note that the game has gore scenes and may or may not be for your viewing eyes. Please be advised.
The game itself was made with Ren'Py.
For those confused players, here is my final hint:
There are 6 things that will affect Tim for the day. Speaking to certain characters will give you hints on what to do next. Clicking around at things that haven't been clickable before helps too. Realize that this game is mostly surrounded by one character. Remember to test different combinations of things and end the day to see results. There are 5 different things you'll see after ending a day. Crack the code on how it is determined... What would lead to a different ending? That's your job as a detective in this psychological mystery.. This is as much as I can tell you.Game Version Updated to 1.1 to include bug fixes and changes such as:
- Minor single line grammar fix.
- Major bug fix which included certain end day phases to NOT work which made the game impossible to progress.
- Changed it so you won't require to re-see the first "ending" to complete the game. Logically speaking you now have 4 end day phases to discover.
For those players who has completed the game and enjoyed the story behind the game, I have a short text that includes never before mentioned facts about the game and the characters. There are also some explained things.
Spoilers Warning!! Here is the link: An Extra Look At Tim's Birthday.
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Hey sorry about that, but I'm amazed you made a video of it!
Please note you should try ending the day immediately after resetting. It may work!
Whoa whoa whoa, I finally watched your video... Turns out you completed the game, it's just... It seems you weren't able to progress. Could it be you used a different version other than Windows? I'll look in the code to see if perhaps the order you've completed them in were off.. I'm super impressed you completed the game so fast, a shame you didn't get to see the ending. I really would've liked to watched your reaction on it (You struggled those last ten minutes... rip [so sorry]), anyways... Try resetting the game and starting from the bottom up (hint hint) after skipping everything, hopefully that'll work for you.
Heh, well that's a relief! It was driving me a little crazy wondering what I could possibly be missing. I am using the Windows version, if that helps. I'll give it a try again and see if I can get to the ending. If I do I'll be sure to record and post my reaction to it.
Also, thanks for creating such an interesting game! Even if my playthrough got bugged, I still had a lot of fun experimenting and figuring things out! :)
It took a little doing, but with the help of Kymarai I got the ending, and holy carp I was not expecting that! Spoilers in the video, don't watch until you've gotten it yourself!
No way to save him?
As said before, or in other comments.. 5 different types of deaths. It's possible to save him. Just have to witness it all and the game will progress. Try ending the day after resetting. You might have seen it all expect the one you've already seen (horrible mistake, not a bug).
Wait a minute... If there are 5 different endings of a day, and I've seen all 5, and they are not very pleasing, then... Is there a way to save Tim at all?
Unfortunately due to my horrible coding skills. It is known that some players have to just end the day after resetting, that.. or do all 6 actions, to get the most common ending, one found in the story, you should be able to continue to the end story.