AfterMath is a post-apocalyptic text-based game. The controls to the game are very simple: hit the number indicated by each available choice, and then hit ENTER! Currently, AfterMath is in its prototype phase. This game is also open-source and Creative Commons; so if you would like to check out the source code, please do feel free to ask for it: there will be no hesitation in sending it to you!
Find the game's update history on Amupd8.tumblr.com.
Download at Dropbox.com.

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0 comments by jbjblaze on Dec 3rd, 2013

As of today (which means the update blog was started Dec 13, 2012), the site where you can keep caught up on the changes throughout AfterMath's development (which currently has been unfortunately slow) to date!
You can find the blog at Amupd8.tumblr.com!

As for other news on the development, I have decided to change around the command system as to allow for commands like 'take ', 'move ', etc., except for it'll be 'take', and then a prompt of what to take, and then the item. Or the other way around (i.e. item, then do what to it?).

Thanks for the support, and in case we don't wish it upon y'all yet, happy holidays!

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letseatmushrooms
letseatmushrooms Jun 1 2013, 2:45am says:

well that was a waste of time.

good idea in theory... but... lacking in oh so many ways.

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze Jun 9 2013, 11:00am replied:

Please feel free to fill us in on those many ways, that way we can make it more worth your time! :)

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JHBoyd
JHBoyd Aug 17 2013, 4:20pm replied:

AfterMath.exe appears malicious - Google Chrome
McAfee - AfterMath.exe could be a malicious file. Take extra care.
Avast! - WARNING: AfterMath.exe looks like a malicious file.
AVG - Uh oh! AfterMath.exe could cause problems. We've found a virus in the following file: AfterMath.exe

Explain please?

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze Aug 22 2013, 5:01pm replied:

This will be false-positive. Because it is coded in Batch, and then converted via Advanced BAT to EXE Converter. It has had these results before with others, but it is fine.

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Metalfluff
Metalfluff May 28 2013, 11:01am says:

Well, I played it, and I havn't found anything wrong with it. If it's a virus, it's a very gamelike one! ;)

With that said, lets continue to what I thougth of the game:
I like it, you got a good thing going there!
I guess it's a work in progress, but sometimes the story glitches a bit... For example, I found a rock, and then I'm smashing some window I didn't know I found... A bit confusing! But otherwise a nice little game you got there, keep up the good work =)

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze May 14 2013, 9:52pm says:

Alright, I have scanned the file myself -- with AVG and Malwarebytes softwares -- and my guess is that those whose antiviruses are finding viruses or trojans are getting false-positives. To make the .EXE file I have to use conversion software, and the original file is in Batch code -- so that may be why (Batch utilizes command prompt). If you would like, you can find the documents from both scans here: Dropbox.com

I apologize, as well, for my frustrations against you commenters. I should have just gone to scan the items, and also apologize for the long-awaited self-scanning of the files. Thanks for the patience.

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Unit206
Unit206 May 12 2013, 7:52pm says:

Well heres how I see it, your anti virus software scans for irregularities in the programs themselfs. This is all wirtten in was looks like command prompt or python or something. Newer anti-virus software has been known to consider games that were ment for dos or cmd or python to be viruses because its a exe that cannot be activated and checked properly by the anti-virus software.

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze May 14 2013, 5:58pm replied:

Well, my guess is it's a false positive. Other people have downloaded the game without a single problem (incl. myself). But I am going to run Malwarebytes and AVG on the file as soon as I can. As for dealing with staff, it is not on their side of it. And I code with batch, so whether the converter I use makes it look funny, I ain't sure yet.

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simonthecool
simonthecool May 10 2013, 5:00am says:

how do i start the game XD???

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze May 14 2013, 5:55pm replied:

You be able to just launch it. If not, reinstall and it should work (as in from this page).

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elimin8
elimin8 Apr 21 2013, 1:55am says:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2013.04.21.02
Files Detected: 1
C:\Program Files (x86)\Desura \Common \aftermath-a-post-apoc-text-based-game \AfterMath.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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elimin8
elimin8 Apr 22 2013, 3:26am replied:

Still not convenced?
Av-test.org
Tomshardware.com

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze Apr 21 2013, 4:20pm replied:

Download Microsoft Security Essentials and scan it. There are absolutely NO viruses or Trojans whatsoever in the AfterMath.exe.

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elimin8
elimin8 Apr 22 2013, 3:19am replied:

You're kidding right?

Look at some of the tests showing detection rates for it. It's about as bad as it gets.

For example, the last Av-Comparatives file detection test using close to 300,000 samples collected from recent months placed MSE dead last out of all products tested (it detected the least number of samples):

Av-comparatives.org

review via: Dpreview.com all credit due there.

Know your numbers.

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elimin8
elimin8 Apr 22 2013, 3:10am replied:

Well according to my scan there is, weather its a false postive or not is up to that particular company to inform people of. And in reguards to MSE scanning it clean, there are a great deal of Actual viri out there that are COMPLETTLY undetected by specific means of scanning, so running a program though one that shows its clean doesnt actually make it clean, nor does it make it dirty by posting details like above. It simply informs people that there could be an issue and to be cautious.

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madson007
madson007 May 7 2013, 3:58am replied:

Aftermath.exe is a file from a virus, but the game has the sad problem that it has named it's exe as aftermath.exe, let me tell you this. Do you REALY think that desura would let a virus on it's service, it's almost like your saying that desura spreads virusses through it's games. think about it do you think desura wouldn't have checked for these kind of things. you sir are just being retarded believeing anything you see that pops up on your screen, you sir don't know any logic because you would have immediatly dismissed that warning if you had thought that something like desura DOESN'T spread virusses.

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jbjblaze Creator
jbjblaze Apr 22 2013, 3:45pm replied:

Honestly, what I REALLY am and will never be unconvinced of is that the game is virus-free, and that these antiviruses are either doing it wrong, or you trolls whom keep telling different are just full of crap. (i.e. open the .exe, and play the game, THEN tell me it's a virus!)

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DarkstarMatryx
DarkstarMatryx Apr 26 2013, 10:02am replied:

Instead of getting as upset as you seem in regards to this. You might want to look into your code and find out what particular file or system resource it may be accessing that makes it appear as a virus. It is apparent that multiple AV programs will trigger this alert and I believe you when you say it isn't one. I've actually run across other games indie that set off the alert, but if you want to look reputable and have a larger audience you need to account for these situations and fix the issue. Instead of telling them to use a different AV application, why don't you install one of these AV applications and test your program against it to determine the cause and solve the problem. It's the far more professional approach.

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Gen_
Gen_ Jun 12 2013, 8:39am replied:

THere is no code, it's batch written so it's just 16bit cmd prompt printing and script. That's why it flags the AV, becasue it's classed as code that is so old it could be dangerous (exploiting decrepit backdoors that haven't been checked for decades etc)

But it's a problem with the very language the game is written in, and language just happens to vital to artstyle. The only way around it is to completely rewrite it from scratch in a different language, and write a command prompt style renderer for it to encapsulate itself in. I would never ask someone to do sometyhing so tedious, over 'reputation'.

The cause is obvious, and I wholly support him refusing to 'solve' the problem becasue the problem is quite simply lazy AV heuristics.

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AfterMath - a post-apoc text-based game
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