The Grim and I

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1.18K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

This is a story about dying and what it means to let go. Faced with the ultimate choice, torn between your lost life and an unknown future, will you be able to take the Grim Reaper’s hand and pass over to the Other Side? Or will you be doomed to wander the world forever, weighed down by the chains of your past?

"The Grim and I" is a unique 155,000 word interactive novel by Thom Baylay, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

How will you react to the discovery that you are dead? When the Grim Reaper offers you a way forward, will you take it? Or are you still clinging to the world that you left behind? Begin the most important conversation of your afterlife as you take on Death in a story that will redefine the meaning of Choice; where the game reads you as much as you read it and where your greatest enemy is yourself. Challenge your instincts; fight your temptations; and embrace that most primal of fears. Choose your life, your love, your job and then make the hardest choice of all - to let it all go.

• Play as male, female or non-binary; gay, straight or bisexual.
• Leave your body and bear witness or try to interfere as life continues without you.
• Meet, befriend and customise your own personal Grim Reaper!
• Choose your perfect life, and then see if you can choose to let it all go.
• Identify and overcome the unfinished business that binds you to this world. Love, fear, rage or ambition; your choices will reveal the truth!
• As the chains begin to cover your body, will you be able to fight free, or will you succumb to your vices and stay haunting the world for eternity?
• Forget everything you know about interactive fiction as the Grim Reaper questions your choices and challenges your motives, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
• Explore the concept of death and the ideas of loss and letting go in the company of your Grim guide.
Updated on
Mar 26, 2022

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Location, App activity and 2 others
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
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1.18K reviews
A Google user
November 13, 2019
This was amazing! I was immediately hooked by the setup of the scene! There was such a wonderful amount of choices and I've gotten so many different endings with all the choices. It's an amazing take on death and the dying process. The Grim Reaper was a great character and you really feel the urgency of the situation at hand. Also the surprising romantic twist was amazing. I wouldn't mind another game like this! Maybe a sequel? ♡♡
23 people found this review helpful
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September 20, 2020
This is amazing. It forever changed my understanding of interactive novels, and I was hooked the entire time. Creating a life and then having to choose between letting go or staying as an observer was an absolutely fourth kind of experience. Filled with introspection and surprising bursts of humor, I deeply encourage anyone reading this review to purchase and experience it for themselves.
26 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
January 24, 2019
A short but beautiful storyline. The choices I make seem so impactful and the depth of the story is so good. I found myself screaming or yelling in frustration at some points or crying the next (especially towards the end). Maybe I am just an emotional person. Either way, a great story to partake through and I highly reccomend this to anyone interested in these choices game.
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