96 is a free-to-play Narrative Horror Game on Free Game Planet.
Niles is the only survivor of a viral outbreak that turned everyone on his island home into violent, flesh-eating savages. He's spent the years since the outbreak started in a cabin with his friend, Sixten. Sadly, Sixten has also succumbed to the infection, so Niles has him Chained to a Bed in the corner of the cabin. He's spent his days since then caring for Sixten and bringing him food.
One day, while out getting food for Sixten, Niles comes across a tent, which he soon discovers is housing a young woman named Elise. From there, a series of events soon occurs that will upend the life Niles has come to know.
96 contains examples of:
- Abandoned Hospital: Niles and Elise visit the hospital in town in hopes of finding information on the disease that spread through town, and how it can be cured. Turns out it's not as abandoned as they thought as while looking through the rooms, they get ambushed by a zombified nurse who bites Niles and is put down.
- Apocalyptic Log: Niles and Elise find one in the form of Cherry's diary, which details what happened to her after she got released from the hospital during the initial outbreak.
- Bittersweet Ending: Niles, Sixten, and everyone else who lived on the island is dead, but Elise survived to get off the island to tell its story.
- Blank White Eyes: This is one of the symptoms of the virus.
- Chained to a Bed: Sixten spends the whole of the game chained to a bed in the cabin Niles lives in. Turns out it's something Sixten wanted as Niles doesn't have the strength to put him down when he's about to turn. Sixten asks Niles to chain him up and let him starve to death instead.
- Deliberately Monochrome: The game is viewed in blacks and greens.
- Flashback: These occur late in the game, Niles thinks it could be a side-effect of him being infected and slowly turning.
- Gayngst: Niles suffers from this hard. The subject of his affection is more or less his brother, which adds the angst of people not only being accepting of him but also being gay to someone that was like family to him and the worries about the fact that Sixten won't reciprocate his feelings, there's also the fact that Sixten already has a girlfriend (Cherry).
- Mercy Kill: Once the infection really starts to settle into Niles, he asks Elise to put him out before he turns into a zombie, she reluctantly obliges and does the same for Sixten.
- Notice This:
- Items that Niles and Elise can pick up are indicated by a twinkle.
- The knife in one of the hospital room and the gun in the gas station are surrounded by a glowing aura.
- No Zombie Cannibals: The game implies that infectees are one of the them, and thus won't be attacked.
- One-Word Title: 96. The paid version changes it to a hyphenated word, Ninety-Six.
- Plague Zombie: It's a virus, spread by bodily fluids (e.g. biting)
- Post-End Game Content: There's entering a password in the starting area to get a QR code to images, and Another Story which follows an alternate story where Sixten didn't die in the outbreak.
- Punny Name: Both the male main characters are Niles and Sixten. Niles is one letter away from Nine and Sixten is well... Six. Both of their names fit with the game's title.
- Suddenly Speaking: After Elise kills Niles, Sixten actually starts making coherent words, trying to tell Niles he returns his feelings for him.
- Technically Living Zombie: Zombies still need food to avoid starvation.
- Together in Death: After killing a soon-to-turn Niles, and then Sixten, Elise puts their bodies on the same bed.
- Three-Quarters View: How the game's viewed.
- Zombie Infectee: Sixten got infected, and in the few days that followed, he found a boat at allowed Miles to escape the island.