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It's after hours. There's work to be done and there's not a lot of time to do it. There's one catch though... You're not alone. Can you make it through the night finishing your paperwork? 

(There is a time limit! Answers may also be found on the paper itself! Strategize wisely.)

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(22 total ratings)
AuthorJang Games
Made withUnity
Tags3D, Horror, jumpscare, Short, Survival Horror, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes


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cheating-death-linux.zip 174 MB
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damn i'm low-key kind of upset my computer can't even run this properly its too laggy but i'm not hating on the game i've seen gameplay for it already and its actually pretty good so yeah 

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I tried my best but that wasn't my best work! I have audio issues(not with the game)  but I will play this game again in the near future and in a better way. 

Really superb game that relies well on its fear and anxiety. I'm happy there was a strategy that generally worked (hide under desk whenever possible, keep an eye on the window shadow) because the terrifying process of getting to that strategy sure as hell kept me on my toes. I also appreciate the representation in the doctor victim. I ended up playing this game several times, once on Baby mode, to get the details and fill out the papers in time. Finally, I really enjoyed the final "Kyl. T Night" (kill tonight) tape upon review. The first time I heard it I was way too stressed to understand what it meant other than "wow, what a weird name" and "this audio log sounds very unprofessional" before I realized that it was referring to the very specific objects on my desk and my work ethic that aren't related to any murder case. I love the fridge logic that makes you realize hey, this friendly phone call to me might not have been so friendly... and I liked the bad ending you can get if you're too jumpy and just want it to end and go to sleep. 

Excellent experience overall.

You mean the one where you take too long? I've only gotten endings from getting caught not hiding, taking too long, and finishing the last page successfully.

There's a good ending where you don't die! 

Yeah where you finish the last page successfully right?

Right! After you finish the last page, there are 2 different endings ;)

Absolute huge thank you for playing and your comments!! I hope you enjoyed :) 

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This game is awesome. Got 2 good scares on me  I have to say. Great game Dev :)


t definitely got me to jump a few times...

I'm actually amazed that i didn't realize it sooner, but the game actually has a pretty cool story outline that isn't directly told to you. You guys did a really great job with making ends meet in terms of game mechanics lining up with the plot of the game. I dont wanna spoil anything for anyone who hasn't played but this is definitely an underrated game on the site, deserves way more recognition.
Definitely worth it ... a game with an unexpected ending! Part 2 is already in the starting blocks for me!

Played this and Cheating Fate. Amazing games I loved both of them!

Really good game bro. Nice Job, Jason!

loved the concept of this game. reminded me of some of reflect studios' games in similar style. nice work guys!


Thank you so much for playing! I enjoyed watching your video and you coming to a realization of the lore the second playthrough! Follow us on IG @jang.games for info on the sequel to this game :)

Cheating Fate, the sequel, is out!

Here is the link: Cheating Fate

This Was Amazing!!!! Honestly!!!!!! so intense I Loved It and cant wait for part 2 Please If you have not played yet give it a try

Thank you for all your support my man. We appreciate it a lot! Part 2 in the works as you already know ;)

Liked the game. It is well made.

Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hey there again! I wanted to let you know that we've very recently released the sequel to this game, Cheating Fate. We would love for you to try it out and let us know what you think! 

Here's the link: Cheating Fate

This game got me good! I for real had to change my pants haha (To be fair I had bubble guts) Great job devs!

Thank you so much for playing! Good luck with your bubble guts :)


Are you still trying to get it on browser?

If so, please let me know!

Hi! We really do appreciate that you came back, but we've been very busy and were not able to build the game for web support without issue. Furthermore, we weren't originally planning for this game to support web browser so if there were to be new bugs, it may cause underlying and unprecedented issues during said inconvenient time. May I ask if there was a problem downloading it on your side? Must it be on browser for you to be able to play? 

it was tricky at first lol but! i noticed the full name is on the top left of the doc.....I recommend removing made it a little easy! and maybe adding where the killer come in maybe from the door as well to add to the diffcutly 

Thanks so much for playing and the feedback! We'll definitely take that into account when we work on future games :)


no problem! let me know if any updates come out and ill gladly test them for ya!

It was hard but fun at the same time. It was really enjoyable, it took me a while to finish the game but I finally completed it. I hope people make more games like this one. GG

Thanks for playing! If you ever get a chance to reply back: may we know what you found difficult and what you think we could do to make the experience better? Thanks for the feedback!

A Home Invasion Feels Different When its Actually Happening to YOU!! Excellent way to get chills..Good Stuff Coming from Jang Games!

Thanks so much for playing! I enjoyed watching your video :) and thanks a lot for your feedback, hope to see you again in the future


Hey CaptainSly! It's been quite a while :) We just wanted to let you know that we've very recently released the sequel to this game, called Cheating Fate, and we would love for you to play it!

Here's the link: Cheating Fate

This game gave me so much anxiety! Would love to see it expanded on even more!

Thank so much for playing. I enjoyed watching your video and I appreciate all your time, commentary, and feedback. I hope to see you again soon! 

You're so welcome! Thank you so much too! I really appreciate you watching! Keep making those awesome games!

Hey again! It's been quite a while! We just wanted to let you know that we've released the sequel to this game a couple of days ago and we would love for you to give it a shot! Here's the link: Cheating Fate


Thank you so much for reaching out to me!! I'm glad that you've been doing well! I will gladly check this one out!

really enjoyed this, played it on every level lol 

Thank you so much. I genuinely enjoyed watching your video. I'm glad you got to experience the endings and cheated death! Sorry for giving you anxiety :)

aww its okay it was a fun kind of anxiety lol 

Hey there AmberHolster! We just wanted to let you know that we've recently released the sequel to this game! We would love for you to try it out :)

Here's the link to the game: Cheating Fate

omg thank you so much for telling me id love to play it!!!1

I cant spell the dudes name right HEL

You should not have to be guessing any answers whatsoever. As stated by the front page here as well as the Quick Tutorials page, all answers can be found by listening closely to the recorder as well as on the paper itself. Let me know how it goes! 

Can this please go on browser?

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We weren't planning for this to be playable via browser, unfortunately. We're currently trying to see if we can do anything, but there's no promises :(

Thank you for at least currently trying it's better than nothing


good game!!!!

Thanks a lot for playing! I left a comment on your video :) 

THIS GAME WAAS LIT if you wanna come check it out you are welcomed to I highly recommend this game.

Awesome video! I enjoyed watching and I'm so glad you liked the game. Thanks a lot for playing

It was a very greatfull experience, also very scary by the moments when the killer just enter to your room. Very nice game, keep working man :D

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed playing, and we definitely will continue working!

Excellent game. You always have to be on edge and on time, in order to win. Very good. Keep it up!


I appreciate that a lot! Thanks so much for playing


This game gave me BIG Scrutinized vibes but in my opinion this game was SCARIER than Scrutinized. Keep up the good work and can't wait to see what you make in the future!


Wow thank you so much for that haha I'm glad you enjoyed playing and I hope to see you finish the game. I'll be waiting!

Hey there! It's been a while! We just wanted to let you know that we've just released our sequel to this game! It's called Cheating Fate and we would love for you to give it a try! Here's the link: Cheating Fate

Loved this game!! Kind of upset I literally forgot to hit record on the second half, but ill be sure to record the ENTIRE game next time I play!!

Thanks so much for playing! I left my comment on your video :) Hope you enjoyed

I really enjoyed this! I love these types of games, even though I'm always so scared haha

Thanks for playing. I'm glad you enjoyed! 

Just in case you were wondering, the way you prevent dying was something you weren't utilizing at all. It was found on that intro paper 'Quick Tutorials' page under Controls :)

Thanks for the response! I feel so silly now haha! :)

HEHE You asked for Part 2 so here it is :P loveee itttt!! The FEAR is REAL! Can't wait to try more games! 

Yay! So exciting and great energy once again :) Thanks so much for playing.

this game reminds me a lot of welcome to the game its really good ive very lucky to be able to play this good job devs keep doing you 

Thanks very much for playing! I enjoyed watching your video and am glad that you enjoyed playing. I hope to see part 2 soon :)

I didn't think much of the gameplay in the beginning, but the cat-and-mouse-like concept of staying ahead of the killer to finish a very mundane task became intense as the game progressed. This game takes its inspiration from Welcome to the Game and Scrutinized. If you've seen or played those games, you're already familiar with Cheating Death, except this is much less complex. I applaud the developers for taking that concept from those games and making it simple and still entertaining.

For those who are unfamiliar, you have to fill out paperwork at your desk late at night while a murderer is constantly stalking you outside your bedroom. He checks up on you from time to time by peering through your window. To prevent him from coming in and killing you, you need to keep the window closed and hide under your desk before he peers through. The sounds of his footsteps on the grass outside is the only indication he's coming. The murderer is prone to stalking you more when he hears sound and sees light from your room, both of which happen to be elements you need to help you finish your paperwork. The twist at the end makes way for two endings: a good and a bad.

I can't recommend this game enough. I've been inspired to buy Scrutinized on Steam because of this game, it's that much fun. I can't think of anything to really critique the game, except maybe the addition of a handgun for the protagonist considering he's a detective. Maybe allow him a bullet or two which, when used against the antagonist, only buys him one or two chances of not being killed. Also, a laptop to do the paperwork online through the police department's database in addition to actual paperwork would add variety to the gameplay. The cases he has to fill out manually on paper could be because these cases haven't been uploaded to the PD database and, therefore, can only be finished manually.


Remarkable gameplay and commentary. I had a great time watching your video and seeing how you were able to quickly come up with the correct strategies for how to beat the game as smoothly as possible. So smooth in fact, that you actually didn't even know that there was a bad ending to it. You were already ready to cheat death and knowing that the desk is the only way to survive, you were prepared. The player's boss telling you your work was done and that you may go to sleep was a cue for you to look left and press on the bed next to you, ultimately leading to a quite obvious, yet gullible death on behalf of the player. 

I appreciate you for the amazing feedback. I also noticed that you were able to understand the key mechanics of the game, despite you not being the designer. You realized the importance of the lamp and how it drives the killer away, saving you a lot of accumulated seconds from hiding under the desk (the game does have a time limit). 

The small additions to the game you mentioned are things we definitely have and will continue to consider. For this game however, we decided to keep it nice and simple, easy, and straight to the point.

Kyle -> Kyl was not a typo. We wanted the player to not only be aware of external sources (that being the top of the paper), but also how Kyl T. Knight is quite literally implying (if you say it fast enough) that you will be Killed T'Night (Sounds similar I guess.. Kind of?) 

Nonetheless, thanks so much for playing our game. We hope to create more content and see you again!  

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I think the fact that I caught on to the strategies fairly quickly was serendipitous. I was pressing the Ctrl key several times to look away from the paperwork in the beginning. When I initially pressed Ctrl, it didn't do anything because the game froze for a moment. So when I pressed it a couple more times, the game "caught up" which then exited the paperwork screen and made the character hide. I was about to leave from underneath but it turned out I just hid in time because the killer showed up shortly. That's when I pretty much figured out what was happening. The instructions were also clear enough (at least for me) to clue me in to use the light sparingly. What I didn't know (and something I mentioned in the video) was the necessity of turning off the light before hiding. I wanted to try leaving the light on after hiding. I was assuming the killer wouldn't have entered despite seeing the light on since I was hiding anyway. But then I thought that maybe he'd come in anyway because he'd know someone was in there since the light was on. 

The last case was pretty obvious to me that the protagonist was the target. I hid immediately after sending the paperwork because it's what I had been doing to evade the killer, so I figured that was what you were supposed to do. I heard the boss about going to sleep, but I had no idea falling asleep was an actual ability in the game. Despite catching on that I was the last target, I didn't even realize the irony of the name. What's funny is that when I was typing out my review, I kept thinking about the name because I had a feeling it wasn't a misspelling. Then it dawned on me the sound of the name when spoken - Kyl T'Knight = kill tonight - as you mentioned. I've no idea why I didn't catch on to that during the game. I remember saying it over and over in my head during that part of the gameplay to see if it would sound like a clue, but ultimately assuming that 'Kyle' was just misspelled. 

I'm really looking forward to more games! I HIGHLY enjoyed Cheating Death!


Hey TheCardsharp, it's been a while! Just wanted to let you know that we've very recently released the sequel to this game! We would love for you to try when you get the chance. The link is here: Cheating Fate


Hey! Yeah, I received notification from Itch.io a couple days ago about the release. I’ve downloaded it and will play it soon. Thank you for the heads up!

Very cool game, I overlooked a few things in the ending but I realized them later on lol, great game and pretty tense at times.

Here's my gameplay

Thanks for playing and the awesome video! I enjoyed watching :)

Hey again! We just wanted to let you know that our newest sequel to this game, Cheating Fate, is out! We would love for you to try and play it :) 

The link is here: Cheating Fate

PLAY THIS GAME! The suspense will leave you sitting on the edge of your chair, also make sure to listen carefully! I really enjoyed this, from the creepy vibes to jumpscares, got me EVERY time! :) Well done! Here is my gameplay of it! Part 2 comin soon 

I absolutely love your energy :) Amazing video. Thanks so much for playing. Looking forward to part 2!

Thank you !!! Honestly loved the game!!! Everything about it :) ! Looking forward to trying more of your content! 

Good game!, Short and simple but scary and definitely keeps you on edge with constantly having to listen for the ruffling of leaves outside. It would have been even creepier if the guy came in your room while you hid under the desk and walked around before leaving and maybe some voices that can be heard as well. The ending also really creeped me out. 

One of the most smooth, flawless runs I've seen anyone play so far! Thanks so much for playing and your feedback!

Those things have been definitely been considered and I agree they would be great additions to the game! There also could have been a use for the left side of the game (killer also comes through door). However, for this project we decided to keep it short and simple. Maybe for a sequel.. ;)

Bro this game is wild lol. I actually really stupid and took forever to realize what the controls were (dont ask how lmfao). Anyway i really enjoyed this game and id love to see more

Thanks so much for playing! I had a great time watching your video, though you kept skipping through the tutorials/controls menu :) Refer to my comment on your video for more information

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that we've finally released the sequel to this game and we would love for you to play it! The link is here: Cheating Fate

You almost fooled me at the end! Who am I kidding you did fool me at the end and I had to restart the game, But the ending was really cool, it was worth it, I apologize for my first video on the game but trust me this video is a lot better

Thank you so very much for giving this game another chance. We are all human! Absolutely no harm done. I'm just so glad it went better this time!

Hey William! Long time no see! We just wanted to let you know that we've actually released the sequel to this game, called Cheating Fate, and we would LOVE for you to play it and give it a shot. The link is here: Cheating Fate

Absolute Blast to play! As Always, Great game!  Fun Ending as well!  Check out the full game!  


Absolutely amazing and hilarious gameplay + commentary. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video! Thanks so much for playing!

Hi again Enigmatic Prod! We just wanted to let you know that we've very recently released the sequel to Cheating Death! We would greatly appreciate it if you could play it :) The link is here: Cheating Fate


Absolutely Would Love to. Enjoyed the first one...will def be giving the sequel a go. Thanks for heads up Jang Games!


Wow, this game is awesome! Great job guys for making a fun short horror game. As a deaf person I struggled with the audio tape recorder, but it made it somehow more fun for me. I'm glad you added subtitles to the phone call. I also kept forgetting to turn off the light and got attacked a lot, the attacker is quite startling. I hope to see more from you guys!

Very entertaining video! You definitely startled me at the beginning. I'm so glad you were able to finish the game and experience the ending. How lucky you were at the end indeed! Thanks so much for playing :)

Hey there Berry! It's been a while :) 

Just wanted to let you know that we've just released our newest game which is actually the sequel to Cheating Death! I will attach the link here: Cheating Fate. We would love for you to check it out!


Oooh exciting! Alright I will check it out and see if I can make a video

pretty sure this game is buggy, when i turn off the lights right wen i heard the footsteps a few seconds later he kills me but if i had my loud printer on he doesn't, it really made me confused

Hi! Few things to note here (I'm replying the same thing under your comment section of the video). 

1.) The game is NOT troll nor buggy (as far as I know). 

2.) You were not utilizing an extremely key aspect of the game, which was to 'Hide Under Desk', found on the Quick Tutorial page that you have access to every time you press Play or by pressing Escape. Instead of playing the game the same way and dying the same way every time, you should realize the key mechanic you were missing. So if it's so key, why isn't it clearly addressed in the paper? That mechanic is so important, that it just so happens to help you prevent death every time. So I intended for the player to figure it out shortly after dying a few times.

3.) Why did you keep dying even after turning off the lights? The paper said that the killer is ATTRACTED to light, but in real life, a murderer has their ways. It is not 100% prevention. Turning off the light actually helps a lot. A lot of players forget to utilize this and waste a lot of time. Like I said, even when he opens the window regardless, you had to hide under the desk. 

As for the loud printer, that was just a coincidence. You turned off the lights and he ran away. Nonetheless, I'm glad you gave the game a try! I appreciate the game commentary and feedback. Knowing this new information, I really hope you'd give the game another try.

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