Publisher Playdius Entertainment and developer The Pixel Hunt, along with ARTE France and Figs, have released a new text adventure about a couple separated during the ongoing refugee crisis. Bury me, my Love follows Syrian refugees Nour and Majd. Players play the game as Majd as he communicates with his wife through an instant messaging app, sending photos and texts back and forth. Players will have the ability to make choices that will impact how the story progresses, and will eventually lead to one of the game’s multiple endings. Bury me, my Love can be played both in instant mode, where text responses are instant, or in real-time, where players will get notified whenever Majd receives a reply.
Bury me, my Love is $2.99 and does not contain any ads or in app purchases. Here is an excerpt from the game’s Google Play description and a trailer with more information:
***A game in an instant messaging app
As Majd, you can communicate with Nour and follow her journey, just as if you were chatting with her via WhatsApp. You will text each other and exchange emojis, pics and selfies, relevant links…
*** Multiple narrative routes to discover
By reading instant messages and choosing response options, players help Nour overcome the hardships she will encounter.
Your choices in Bury me, my Love truly impact on the story, with Nour able to visit 50 different locations and reach 19 potential different endings with widely divergent outcomes.
*** Based on real life events
Bury me, my Love is a “reality-inspired game”, a documented fiction that draws inspiration directly from real-world events. The original idea stems from an article written by Le Monde journalist, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany.