Time of the Dead is a mobile interactive otome game created by Lucydream and published by StoryTaco.Inc. The English version of the game was released on 31 May 2021. The game has a total of 6 endings – 1 normal ending, an ending each Gyeom, Bok, Yeob, Ryu and a hidden ending.
General Guide and Tips
- There are several character’s endings that are harder and much more expensive to unlock. For example, Ryu and Yeob require more Gem options as compared to Gyeom.
- In this game, there is no need to max your affection points for each character with the exception of Ryu.
- The general guideline of difficulty to obtaining each character’s ending would be:
(From the easiest and cheapest to the hardest and most expensive)
Normal → Gyeom → Bok → Yeob → Ryu → Hidden Ending
Hidden Ending Requirements
- Play through the Normal Ending at least once
- Play through Ryu’s Ending at least once
- Obtain at least 80% of Ryu’s affection points + gift Embroidered Handkerchief to Ryu and Incense Pouch to Yeob at Map on the same playthrough before selecting your Ending
- I suggest getting Items (220 Gems in total) first, followed by Outfits (1350 Gems in total), Choices and lastly Tickets (300 Gems for two tickets).
- You can obtain character specific items, Gems and hints by going on Patrol. There is a low chance of obtaining Character specific items such as Incense Pouch in Patrols. Use wisely.
- Increase a character’s affection for you by giving them items on Map. Note that each item can only be used once for each character per play through.
- Paid Gem options, Night Events, Clothes will be brought over to the next playthrough
- Swap your extra puzzle pieces for Gems! Each play through should give you enough puzzle pieces to swap for 30 Gems in [Off the record].
- Each play through will net you at least 135 Gems. (20 Episodes (5 Gems by watching a full ad after each episode) + 30 Gems swap)
- Total amount of Gems required to:
- Purchase all clothes: 1,350 Gems
- Purchase all story items: 220 Gems
- Select all choices: 3800 Gems
- Purchase tickets to view Night events: 1,200 Gems
- Total Gems needed to unlock the story content: 6570 Gems
Time of the Dead Walkthrough/ Guide
Episode 00 – End or Beginning
- Well, then what about you… ++ Yeob
- Uh, how will you be able to take all of them down by yourself…
- You are saying I should flee to safety alone…?
- Thank you for saving me ++ Ryu
- I really don’t know what is going on
Episode 1 Plum Flower and Blade
- Close my eyes
- Observe the movement of the monsters – 100 Gems + All
- Lady…were you referring to me? ++ Bok
- You don’t need to be so formal…? + Bok
- Do we know each other from before? + Bok
- Young Master, let me explain…! ++ Gyeom
- There was…a complicated situation + Gyeom
- He wasn’t lying when he said there is a monster + Gyeom
Episode 2 Into the Library
- Stop fighting…! + Gyeom
- Somebody’s gonna get hurt…! – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom (Optional)
- How has it come to this all of a sudden??! + Gyeom
- (Who else is here but me?) ++ Gyeom
- (What kind of nonsense is he spewing all of a sudden?)
- (Plum Flower…? Earlier he mentioned something else alongside that?) + Gyeom
- I didn’t know Buddle was here
- No need to thank me – 100 Gems ++ Bok (Optional)
- Yeah, we can relax here now + Bok
- I just wanted… to thank you properly… – 100 Gems ++ Yeob (Optional)
- I didn’t know you were…that famous person + Yeob
- Ah! Nothing! I don’t really have anything to say + Yeob
Episode 3 A Nonhuman Thing
- But to say I’m a monster… It’s just that I have my reasons + Gyeom
- Well, I was allowed in as a guest… ++ Gyeom
- Monster…? You know something about what’s happening? + Gyeom
- Go straight to using the map – Item: Map (55 Gems) + All
- Watch ad and borrow the map
- And…the monsters seem to have a weakness + Gyeom
- It’s still…too early to be losing hope + Gyeom
- There will be a way to solve the problem ++ Gyeom
- Can you stay here with us? – 100 Gems ++ Yeob (Optional)
- You can’t be thinking of leaving here alone…? +Yeob
- I know you have excellent skills in martial arts, but… + Yeob
Episode 4 The Twitch of Anxiety
- Young Master, you weren’t aware…? ++ Gyeom
- How come people know about the plague already?
- Exorcism out of the blue…. + Gyeom
- (Who could tell of the monsters)
- I remember she mentioned a name yesterday – 100 Gems + All
- I used to climb mountains in search of medicinal herbs + Bok
- Whew~ I’m glad things have gotten better ++ Bok
- My teacher taught me a lot about medicine + Bok
- Is there any books on medicine in your Library? – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom (Optional)
- Is there any bookstore in the village? + Gyeom
CRITICAL – The Lost Village
Requirements: Kerosene Lamp – 450 Gems
- (Th-this is scary…Should I go join the others?)
- (I can still just read about the texts, let’s stay looking at it a few more moments) + All
- (The title in itself sounds creepy… I’m not sure I want to know…)
- (Could it contain clues about the plague…?) ++ Yeob
- Should I just look for something else…?
- Maybe I’ll see better if I get closer + Ryu
Episode 5 The Hidden and Buried
- You must be so tired + Ryu
- I’m getting worried about you… Inspector + Ryu
- I hope you don’t over exhaust yourself – 100 Gems +++ Ryu
- How do you remember that? + Ryu
- Perhaps… you have seen my father?
- Did you… sleep well? ++ Yeob
- Did I…disturb your sleep?
- You, you got something to say?
- Do I have…something on my face?
- If you keep looking at me like that… it’s making me feel uncomfortable ++ Yeob
Episode 6 Sign
- (Maybe I can slip my hand from his…?) + Bok
- (Should I talk to Bok?) + Bok
- (just…keep holding hands with him?) – 100 Gems ++ Bok
- Thank you, Bok + Bok
- Bok, you are such a nice boy
- Bok, you have so many great friends!
- So, is there any book I can read? – 100 Gems + All
- How did you become friends with Bok?
- I’m not laughing at you…! ++ Bok
- Sorry, you’re being so cute it made me laugh
- You’ve never been to Hanyang? + Bok
- Use a mirror right away – Item: Mirror (55 Gems) + All
- Watch ad and borrow the mirror
Episode 7 Suspicious and Familiarity
- I think someone’s watching us
- Bok, I have something to talk to you about ++ Bok
- Bok, what is it…?
- It was just a joke…
- I was just saying because you seemed nervous… ++ Bok
- Let go of me…! ++ Gyeom
- You must’ve mistaken me for someone else…!
- How can I make a comparison like that? – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom (Optional)
- Why…compare to Bok… + Gyeom
- Not bad, but… + Gyeom
Episode 8 Accidental or Inevitable Reunion
- I thought you were supposed to be in Hanyang??
- How did you end up coming here…?
- Did anything happen at the Royal Infirmary…? – 100 Gems + All
- You made a mistake first
- He was just trying to protect me ++ Bok
- Why are you cornering Bok?
- What do I need them for? – 100 Gems + All
- Where am I supposed to get them?
- How did you know I was reading a book? + Yeob
- Where did you go? It’s getting so late… ++ Yeob
- Yeob, are you interested in books too?
- Can you come closer? ++ Yeob
- There’s a scratch on your cheek + Yeob
Episode 9 The Next Village
- But… you didn’t have to grab it… + Yeob
- I was just worried about you… + Yeob
- What if I reach out…again? – 100 Gems +++ Yeob
- Inspector, did you discover anything? + Ryu
- Please don’t skip meals + Ryu
- Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help – 100 Gems +++ Ryu
- Is there any apothecary nearby? + Gyeom
- Where’s the physician’s place? ++ Gyeom
- Yes, it’s my first time + Gyeom
- Something about this place feels familiar ++ Gyeom
- I think I’ve been here before…ah! + Gyeom
Gyeom – Warm Return
- What can I do for you?
- It’s not something weird, is it…? + Gyeom
- I can help you with whatever you want
- D-didn’t you fall asleep…? + Gyeom
- Uh, since when were you…
- Y-you scared me…!
Bok – Moonlight and Knot
- It must be fun ++ Bok
- I was gonna ask you first + Bok
- Okay, let’s go together + Bok
- Isn’t it far from here? + Bok
- To me…? ++ Bok
- How beautiful was it? + Bok
Yeob – Impulse or Sincerity
- Huh? Then what brought you here? ++ Yeob
- You have to do something here, right? + Yeob
- Then go where you have to go + Yeob
- You could get embarrassed… ++ Yeob
- Your face turned red… + Yeob
- Are you feeling shy…? + Yeob
Ryu – Red Clothes
- Please just look around the market for a while ++ Ryu
- I think I left something + Ryu
- Oh, my…! There is something Buddle asked me to buy + Ryu
- It’s not my clothes…! + Ryu
- It’s weird…right…? + Ryu
- It’s…a wedding dress. ++ Ryu
Episode 10 Stolen Book
- Perhaps a thief + Bok
- Maybe they are in some place outside my room…? + Bok
- The last time I saw my books… – 100 Gems ++ Bok
- I…must have left them in my drawers and forgotten about it + Gyeom
- It’s no big deal. Don’t worry about it ++ Gyeom
- I’m still looking, but…
- What do you mean by everybody? ++ Bok
- Who’s reading a book? + Bok
- Is it something you saw in the Hall of Justice?
- Weren’t you the one behind all this? + Gyeom
- You really didn’t know what Sim did? ++ Gyeom
- You had no idea about what happened to my books? + Gyeom
Episode 11 Foreboding
- Lady Lily – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom
- Young Master Gyeom… + Gyeom
- You had a crush on Young Master Gyeom? – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom
- I wasn’t trying to put the blame on someone to begin with + Gyeom
- What kind of relationship do you have… with Sim?
- Did you forget… what you were going to say? + Gyeom
- I don’t get…what you’re saying + Gyeom
- Did something happen…? ++ Gyeom
- It’s okay since I got my books back ++ Bok
- I am in no position because I’m imposing a burden on this Library
- I wasn’t gonna get angry to begin with…in the first place
Episode 12 Black Shadows
- Why would you do that? You frightened them – 100 Gems ++ Yeob
- Were you playing a prank on the twins? + Yeob
- Are you actually showing concern for me? ++ Yeob
- Come to think of it, its quite cloudy today
- Are you saying I should take an umbrella?
- Is this like the same thing from before…? ++ Gyeom
- Is it Gary again…? + Gyeom
- Um, do I know you…? (Any option is fine)
- Oh…I lost my way… (Any option is fine)
- L-let me pass… (Any option is fine)
Episode 13 Kidnapped
- Don’t tell me… They are traffickers? – 100 Gems + All
- They intend to harm me…?
- Is that something you cannot tell me? + Ryu
- That’s right + Ryu
- I have a lot of questions, but… – 100 Gems ++ Ryu (Optional)
- The esteemed scholars before me… could you introduce yourselves? (Any option is fine)
- Is this your first time… in this area? (Any option is fine)
- Why are you doing this? (Any option is fine)
CRITICAL Scars and Promises
Requirements: Sharp Hairpin – 450 Gems
- (Won’t they find me if I wait here…?)
- (I have to tell them I’m here!) + All
- Scream right away + Ryu
- Think for a moment
- (No, I have to pull it together…!) + Yeob
- (They said there was a price on my body…)
Episode 14 Debt and Gaze
- Could you please… stay with me for a little longer? – 100 Gems + All
- It’s difficult for me to change the dressings by myself!
- I really enjoy having a conversation with your ladyship… + Bok
- I just like… being friends with people – 100 Gems ++Bok
- Graced with your ladyship’s presence, I couldn’t help it + Bok
- An unusual…pig? ++ Ryu
- The kids went to the mountains by themselves?
- Use a handkerchief right away – Item: Hankerchief: 55 Gems + Gyeom
- Watch ad and borrow a handkerchief
Episode 15 Infected Animal
- That pig, it might have followed them here! – 100 Gems ++ Yeob (Optional)
- I just want to take a look outside…! + Yeob
- There’s something suspicious about this + Yeob
- I…understand how you feel, Young Master + Gyeom
- You’ve done more than enough thus far ++ Gyeom
- You don’t have to say that…
- Someone filed…an incident report?!
- Why Henry…
- He doesn’t know yet where Henry is…? – 100 Gems + All
Episode 16 What I Want To Protect
- Just follow what I say to you, okay?
- He doesn’t know Henry + All
- How about you pretend to be Henry? – 100 Gems + All
- Do you have anything… to say to me? + Yeob
- Why are you looking at me like that? + Yeob
- You are not looking… too happy. Is something bothering you? – 100 Gems ++ Yeob (Optional)
- It does matter – 100 Gems ++ Ryu
- …I do it because I’d like to + Ryu
- I get scared but… + Ryu
Episode 17 Festival at Night
- What made you sever all contact with me?!? ++ Gyeom
- I’ve been looking everywhere for you…
- Have you heard anything about the symptoms of this plague before? + All
- Do you know anything about people turning into a monster…? – 100 Gems ++ All
- Aren’t you afraid of Henry…?
- I believe I saw a book…on that village here – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom
- How come there’s no records left? + Gyeom
- How did it disappear from history altogether? +Gyeom
- Was the culprit ever identified?
- Is the village still there…? + Ryu
- What happened to the villagers…? – 100 Gems ++ Ryu
- Use sweet rice snack now – Item: Sweet Rice (55 Gems) + All
- Watch ad and borrow it
Gyeom – Best Sincerity
- What…? Who will you take care of? + Gyeom
- Why do you make a vow?
- I wasn’t worried
- How about my favourite food? + Gyeom
- I know a good place
- Would you mind if I show you around?
Bok – A Heart-warming Wish
- That you gave me snacks? + Bok
- Sorry, I already heard it + Bok
- I didn’t hear him ++ Bok
- Is that all…? + Bok
- Now’s the chance! ++ Bok
- You love the festival, don’t you? + Bok
Yeob – By Your Side
- When did you get here? + Yeob
- Why didn’t you call me? ++ Yeob
- You’re looking forward to the festival, aren’t you? + Yeob
- Yeob, have you flown a sky lantern? ++ Yeob
- Wow, they’re shining + Yeob
- This is why people come to the festival + Yeob
Ryu – An Eternal Moment
- Thank you… ++ Ryu
- I almost fell… + Ryu
- Haha… I just said I could keep up with you… + Ryu
- Do you know me…? + Ryu
- Do you know Dong-yi…? + Ryu
- Have we met before…? ++ Ryu
Episode 18 News from Hanyang
- Sorry…if I bothered you. + Bok
- You must like children ++ Bok
- Does it hurt where they bumped into you?
- By any chance… is it for me?
- Is it for the Inspector? ++Ryu
- What…? M-me…?
- A-again, with your jokes…. + Ryu
- You just came in by…coincidence? – 100 Gems ++ Ryu
- Did you see any monsters in Namsun…? + Bok
- What happens if it’s the plague…? + Bok
- Was it only the thatched house that had bloodstains? ++ Bok
Episode 19 What I Can Do
- Inspector said he’s been there + Bok
- A letter regarding that incident just arrived + Bok
- What happened to the people… who were attacked? – 100 Gems ++ Bok (Optional)
- I gotta do… my job – 100 Gems ++ All
- I’ve got to go see what it’s like in Namsun now + All
- Maybe it’s not too late yet
- I’d like to do my part + All
- I’m not alone… Everyone’s all helping me – 100 Gems ++ All
- You don’t have to worry about me
- Tell me of all the houses you know here – 100 Gems ++ Bok (Optional)
- Who was the person you heard the rumour from? + Bok
CRITICAL – Stained in Blood Item
Requirements: Long Cloak – 450 Gems
- Did we get the wrong home?
- Did something happen here? + Bok
- (But I don’t know where…)
- (Oh? It must have been from there!) + Yeob
- W-warrior! A monster!! + Ryu
Episode 20 Rampant
- I’m sorry, Warrior… + Gyeom
- How…are you feeling…? + Gyeom
- If I had been more vigilant, this wouldn’t have happened… – 100 Gems ++ Gyeom (Optional)
- Thank you, Inspector + Ryu
- What happened to the place where you went to check…? + Ryu
- I’m fine, but…the warrior… – 100 Gems ++ Ryu (Optional)
- Are you jealous? + Yeob
- You want me to stay with you? – 100 Gems ++ Yeob
- My word, you don’t trust it? + Bok
- Why didn’t they come back? + Bok
- I promise I’ll be back – 100 Gems ++ Bok (Optional)