''1213'' is a freeware game in three parts by [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame.

Somewhat inspired by ''VideoGame/{{Flashback}}'' with some ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' thrown in for good measure, ''1213'' is an action-adventure platformer complete with gun combat. Not bad for a game engine specifically ''designed'' for point-and-click adventure games. The title character, 1213, manages to escape the cell in which he has lived for as long as he can remember (which isn't that far back) into something much worse.

As with the VideoGame/ChzoMythos games, Yahtzee made a special edition of 1213. Originally donationware, [[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/donate.htm it is now free to download]].
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!!Tropes used by the game:
* AdvancingWallOfDoom: 1213's entire perception of reality breaks down on several occasions, leaving you to keep him ahead of the breakdown.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] The inky blackness doesn't kill you, and doesn't advance on its own, [[TakeYourTime only advancing when you reach a certain point]].
* [[spoiler: ApocalypseHow: All air-breathing life on Earth has died from a pathogen, and the space station gets overrun by zombies. It's reasonable to assume that by the end of things, 1213 is the only living mammal in existence.]]
** More pleasant in the secret silly ending, where [[spoiler: there are still people alive, but most of them have turned into magic chocolate people.]]
* ApocalypticLog: Several, particularly on the computer screens in parts of the facility overrun by zombies.
--> [[NightmareFuel So hugnry]]
* AllJustADream: WordOfGod suggests this as a possible interpretation of the game. But he also points out that it is probably not the case.
* AntiVillain: Westbury. You'd be insane too if you'd [[GoMadFromTheRevelation been through everything he has]].
* AttackDrone: Security drones, one of the tougher regular enemies in the game (Out of a pool of ''three'').
* {{Backtracking}}
* BandagedFace
* BottomlessMagazines: 1213's gun ''never'' runs out of bullets, while the same applies for the security guards.
* [[spoiler:ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts]]: The horrible truth learned just in time for the player to realize just how badly every last source of hope has been destroyed.
* [[spoiler: CloningBlues]]: What the facility was built for.
* ConspicuouslySelectivePerception: Guards will only shoot at you while you're on the same level as them, completely forgetting about you as soon as you drop out of their limited vision. Zombies only move in similar circumstances.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: In a sense, Westbury.
** Otherwise subverted by Westbury's [[spoiler:''downright hatred'' of these sorts of people and how they go about doing things - this is the entire basis of his MotiveRant. When Petrovitch asks Westbury "Do you know how much that costs?!?" when 1213 destroys the final boss, Westbury ''snaps'', and shoots the poor guy in the head. Westbury ''despises'' bureaucrats. In fact, in the Special Edition commentary, Yahtzee makes a point that this [[PrecisionFStrike piece of dialogue has the only example of profanity in the game to demonstrate how absolutely pissed off he is]].]]
---> '''Westbury''': [[spoiler:"How much these things cost? Is that all you have to say? You... You... '''YOU [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] BUREAUCRAT!'''" *BANG*]]
** Petrovich himself has a bit of CorruptCorporateExecutive about him. Who else would care so much about equipment costs when [[spoiler: the last living humans]] are suffering from a ZombieApocalypse?
* DeathCourse
* DownerEnding: And ''how''. Even the comparatively silly hidden ending is equally depressing when you think about it.
** Not really. [[spoiler:Death by chocolate sounds positively ''divine'']]
* DrivenToSuicide: James Deakin, one of Westbury's assistants [[spoiler: when he learned that the apocalypse had already happened.]]
* EdgeGravity: While walking, you'll stop at a ledge. Run, and you'll just run right off. There's even a LampshadeHanging at the beginning of the game, when Westbury says "Don't worry, if you keep walking you won't walk right off the ledge. That would be silly, now wouldn't it?"
* TheFaceless: 1213 and the rest of his brothers and sisters all wear full-face masks [[spoiler:to help heal the facial sores that the Yellow Death causes.]]
* HealThyself: Showers can cure bullet wounds, zombie bites, being stabbed, electrocutions, heart conditions brought upon by sheer exhaustion, and painful landings.
* IdiotBall: O'Hagan is a trained psychologist who ''already knows'' how crazy Westbury is. She ''still'' thinks it's a good idea to collect evidence against him and threaten him with it [[HaveYouToldAnyoneElse before telling anyone else]]. '''While he's armed'''.
* InsecurityCamera: Mostly averted; most cameras are decorative, and only two will impede your progress if they see you.
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: Hundreds of doors, few accessible. Pretty much every elevator fails to respond to 1213, requiring him to haul himself between floors.
* LateToTheTragedy
* MadScientist: Westbury, according to Yahtzee's commentary.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Westbury, Westbury, Westbury.
* MotherlyScientist: O'Hagan. And, in his own twisted way, possibly Westbury.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: By generally shooting everything that moves, 1213's considered a threat by the crew of the facility, which is a damned shame, considering what his purpose is...
** Not to mention [[spoiler:releasing the zombies from the first chapter to spread throughout the remainder of the facility when he blasts his way through the quarantine]]. Oops.
* NobodyPoops: Shower blocks exist, barracks exist, there's even a small mess room and an entire ''food court'', but not one toilet.
** [[FridgeBrilliance They could very well be behind those doors in the background.]]
* OntologicalMystery: Stop me if you've heard this one: you awake in a room with no memory. Through exploration, you learn a backstory of horror, and ultimately fight to liberate yourself from your condition of ignorance.
** Yahtzee happily [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in the special edition commentary.
* PrecisionFStrike: As demonstrated above.
* PuzzleBoss: The final boss.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Westbury's last orders saves 1213's life, even though his attempt at reconciling is in the middle of JerkAss territory.]]
* TheReveal: Maybe he could've done something differently if he hadn't been brought up to speed in the very last scene... but maybe not.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Westbury. [[spoiler:You even get to fight them.]]
* TakeThat: In the second episode, Croshaw included a "sprint" function, which allows 1213 to run faster at the risk of making his heart explode, by request of the fan-base. He then did not include a single puzzle in the game that requires the faster speed imparted by the sprint function.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: InUniverse [[spoiler:The secret silly ending. Quite literally, actually.]]
* TheUnfavourite: Westbury preferred 1108 to 1213. It was 1108's death that ''finally'' [[DespairEventHorizon sent him over the edge]].
* WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture: [[spoiler: 1213 and his clone brothers have been designed to be immune to every known serious disease and highly resistant towards poisons gas. Ironically, this also causes them to be especially vulnerable to the zombie virus.]]
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: 1213's facial dressing gives off this sort of feel.
* YouWakeUpInARoom
* ZombieApocalypse: Granted, it ''is'' confined to the facility. However, [[spoiler: there ''isn't anything else left'' by the time the plot begins]] so it kinda still counts.
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