Birth ME Code
A downloadable game for Windows
Your goal in this game is to kill me.
That's what they all heard. All nine of them heard this through their helmets. Of course, Pandora was part of the group. One of the nine. She, too, heard those words; those words she spoke in order to fool all of them.
Unfortunately, your time is not infinite.
But what is her actual goal, here? Where everyone wants to kill Pandora, she wants to kill someone else. She wants to kill the traitor. It's a meticulous plan, all leading to these six deadly hours. It would be funny if it wasn't so morbid.
Should the allotted time expire, then...
Pandora is the mastermind. This isn't about finding her; this is about finding the traitor. There are no innocents here, only criminals. And you're one of them. Welcome to My Emptiness.
You will all surrender your right to live.
- Solve puzzles and hack for information! As the mastermind of the death game, you have the ability to hack into other characters' helmets to see what they see and hear what they hear. Use that knowledge to keep ahead of the participants!
- Use "TRUST" to radically change the story! By making different choices, you can change which characters you have built trust with, which will lead to different outcomes. Only by trying different things will you attain new story routes!
- Mandatory autosaving: choices matter! Once you've made a choice for your save file, that choice is locked in. Be sure to weight your choices or else you may end up with outcomes you can't simply rewind out of! Thankfully, the game comes equipped with 24 file slots to let you retry over and over!
- One flowchart to use with each new file! Equipped with a complex flowchart, you can change your choices on the fly in any new blank save file as long as all trust-changing options for a given choice have been previously done. You can think of it as one bigger puzzle where you change choices to access new routes and dive in at any unlocked point! YOU are in control of the flow.
- The game remembers what you've done! While each save file is a separate route, the game takes into account all that you've done and remembers. Perhaps even, revisiting older saves at a later time may unlock additional content for that file...
Game is intended for Windows only. To avoid all graphical issues, make sure to keep the resolution in 16:9 format, windowed or full screen.
Be aware this is the second entry in the Abime Series. The first entry is Head AS Code and the third entry is yet to have a proper name, currently known under "Project Deforge".
I am fair... as long as you obey the rules.
Feel free to follow on Twitter or leave a comment below. If you wish to support me further, I now have a Patreon for funding. You can find a partial OST for Birth ME Code here as well.
|Release date||Apr 22, 2020|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Puzzle|
|Made with||GameMaker: Studio|
|Tags||Female Protagonist, GameMaker, Meaningful Choices, Multiple Endings, Mystery, Narrative, Singleplayer, suspense|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Steam, Twitter, Patreon, YouTube|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- Version 1.2.3 patch notesSep 15, 2021
- Version 1.2.2 patch notesJun 22, 2021
- Version 1.2.1 Ending rewriteFeb 07, 2021
- Upcoming patches to Birth ME CodeJan 26, 2021
- Version 1.2.0 patch notesOct 26, 2020
- Version 1.1.0 patch notesJun 22, 2020
- Version 1.0.3 patch notes (full game)May 04, 2020
- Ending changesApr 28, 2020
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Hi! I'm playing the game at the moment, but struggling to grasp how to trigger the true ending. While I have all the locks but eight and have completed the two routes needed, upon making a new file the lock at the bottom still has no yellow key :(. I know this is something up with my terrible logic and not the game, but I figured I should ask as I'm stuck lol. Thank you so much for your time! ^^
To achieve the bottom route, you need to use a special save file that should have some mark not present on most of them. However, due to a known bug, the key doesn't appear on the bottom-most path when you're on that file, but if you access the beginning of the game, you should have a choice come up.
I'm afraid the icon still isn't appearing on my save files, unless I'm doing something wrong :(. Would you mind if I were to send a message on Discord with some more specifics? So sorry for this bother! >.<
Whether the icon is appearing or not, if you go to the very beginning of the game before the route split down to that lock, the choice should appear, as long as you are on the file that is marked with a "TBC". If you don't have a file with "TBC", you simply have to autofill onto a specific segment (at the exact rightmost one you've played through already) and it should work.
Thank you so much!! It is now working :) I appreciate your assistance!
Hey Miracle Moon!
I just remembered this game after I got the messages about claiming the updated version of Head AS Code, so I finally bought Birth ME Code too!
I used to hang out in your Discord years ago, but I quit Discord because I felt I was wasting too much time there (although nowadays I went back to wasting too much time on Reddit instead anyhows...) Maybe I'll check in again some day.
In any case, I look forward to trying this game!
I hope you enjoy, thank you for your support!
This might sound dumb but I'm completely lost about how to save or go back and redo my choices, they all remain the same and I don't know what to do. I got a dead end and now I'm stuck. Can you please help ?
Each save file is its own flowchart! The game autosaves all progress.
But how do I redo my choices ? I go back in segments but I don't get to change my choices.
Simply select a different file from the loading menu.
I did load, but nothing happens. I'm still unable to choose again.
If you enter a new file, you should be able to select your choices in the visual novel itself until you have selected all options that change TRUST values. From that point on, you will be able to select choices on the flowchart itself (this is to prevent people switching options but never seeing the event that happens after they pick an option). The help button on the flowchart explains how the flowchart works, hopefully it may be of further help!
Really love this game, I had a lot of fun playing. I was just wondering if their was a place to download the character sprites
Sadly I am not legally allowed to redistribute the assets of this game as their own separate, lone products for anything beyond promotional material, so I cannot provide them.
Ah I see, no worries. Love the game anyway, can't wait to play more! <3
Didn’t see any mention of the soundtrack here, so:
That's a good point, I'll add it to the description soon.
I see you are heavily inspired by Zero Escape games, mainly Virtue's Last Reward. Played through the demo, it's pretty good so far. Keep it up!
Thank you for your support! Zero Escape is my main inspiration but as time goes on I'd like to slowly move away from it into my own style that will be, hopefully just as interesting.
I can only wish you good luck!
I'm loving the game so far! The only problem is, the game won't let me select full screen. Every time I try, it glitches and won't let me click done to finalize the change. But besides that, the game is great.
If your screen is a bigger resolution than 1920x1080, it currently doesn't stretch to fit the screen properly. I might fix it in a future patch since I figured a way to do that, but since it'll require a good amount of recoding for other things, I might not be able to.
Really enjoyed my Time playing this
I would love to cover this on my channel Sixkilla Gaming when it releases!
I really hope theres not more demo past the first room cause I... can't solve the puzzle. Besides that its all very good!
You can join the discord server and we can help you with the puzzle :)
I have downloaded your demo game. Looks very interesting.
I can figure out how to solve the puzzle.
I have read the other comments but I still can't figure how to solve it.
If it can help, the puzzle is an anagram. Perhaps I should add that as a mention somewhere to make it clearer.
I finally got it solved by going to an online anagram solver.
Maybe you should make the 1st puzzle in the game a little easier.
Some people might be discouraged from trying to solve it.
Just a thought
I will eventually update the demo with some more stuff in it, and the puzzle will most likely be slightly modified further. From testing with someone who plays a lot of puzzle games, this seemed decent difficulty to start things off.
what engine did you make this game with? btw great main menu looking and options menu are insane!
also I played this game but I didn't even understand how should I solve the puzzle, can you give me a hint? I read your comment to someone asking the same thing and I still didn't get it.
Nevermind, I just finished the puzzle :)
don't forget to answer my question about the engine :)
I rarely see games like zero escape.....but this game is even looking better than ze!! I hope the story is good.
I'm using GameMaker 2 to make this game alongside the VNgen scripts (which you can see here: https://xgasoft.itch.io/vngen)
So I like the presentation. But I can't get past the first puzzle. The hints don't really help. Is there a walkthough?
There is no walkthrough for the demo. If you still need another hint: when you figure out what is the synonym of "nothing" based upon the second hint, the solution should become clearer.
Sorry, but it doesn't. Every synonym I can think of, of nothingness based on the idea of "increment" doesn't make a word/phrase in the box. I'm trying, but it's just not making sense to me. It's just a shame if there's no answer key since it cuts me off from the rest of the demo so soon.
Simply ask then, what does the verb "to increment" mean?
To increase or gain.
If you're still stuck, the synonym you're looking for is a number.