Playdius announced that The Pixel Hunt and Figs developed instant messaging adventure game, Bury me, my Love, will launch on iOS and Android on October 26.
Bury me, my Love is inspired by true events and focuses on key themes such as love, hope, and migration. The game is centered around the story of Syrian refugee name Nour and her husband Majd. After certain events, Nour must set forth on a journey to safety.
The title of the game is from a Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means “Take care, and don’t even think about dying before I do.” Throughout the game, this phrase will take on a deeper meaning as players assume the role of Majd, who is forced to stay behind and can only communicate with Nour through a smartphone.
The game’s story is told over instant messages and response options. As nour undergoes hardships, the player must help her by being there for her and helping her throughout her journey. The game can be played in real-time with conversations taking place over hours, but there are fast track options to play without pauses.
“Bury me, my Love is inspired by real events experienced by refugees such as Dana, but our main characters of Nour and Majd are fictional,” comments founder Florent Maurin. “Our goal for this project was to represent an experience shared by a multitude of people in a thought-provoking and unique way; the hope of finding a better life, with only a smartphone to connect you with your loved ones as you make life and death decisions.”
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