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"What would you do if a stranger's fate rested in your fingertips? And how would you cope if every second could be the difference between life and death?"

STAY is an indie thriller game published by developer PQube on May 16, 2018. It begins with a man named Quinn being abducted and waking up in a room with a computer. He opens a chat program, only to find he's talking to you...

The game's main gimmick is playtime. Every minute you spend offline in real life affects Quinn and puts him more on edge. Leave him alone for too long, PQube warns, and there could be consequences.

Not related to the film or fanfic of the same name. It can be found on Steam here, and is also available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

STAY is a very ambiguous game by nature: playing or watching a walkthrough first is highly recommended.


STAY contains examples of:

  • Addressing the Player: You are not a specific character; you are simply the person on the other end of Quinn's chat program. Lampshaded during the opening credits.
  • Missed Him by That Much: Quinn rushes into a restaurant just as his unnamed love interest is leaving, a crowd of people separating them.
  • Multiple Endings: The game contains multiple ending scenes, all equally confusing and ambiguous.
  • No Ending: We never really get an answer as to who kidnapped Quinn or why.

Alternative Title(s): STAY


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