*A mysterious death, a secret to be revealed… and someone who wants to know the truth, at any cost. *
Beyond is by the trio of Roberto Grassi, Paolo Lucchesi, and Alessandro Peretti. The game tied for second place in the 2005 IF Competition, and won two XYZZY awards that year for best story and best individual puzzle. You play as Elena, an unborn child who can choose to discover how she came to non-existence. From here the game alternates between chapters where she observes the police detective assigned to her mother’s death, and chapters where Elena interacts with her psychopomps.