Bury me, my Love, the BAFTA-nominated and critically acclaimed instant messaging narrative game about a young woman trying to escape from the Syrian conflict, is launching on PC and Nintendo Switch today (10th January 2019) for $4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99. This will bring the emotional, bittersweet love story told from the perspective of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances to a whole new audience.
Bury me, my Love is an interactive fiction experience that tells the story of a refugee fleeing Syria with the hope of finding safety in Europe. The narrative plays out through the interface of a messaging app, from the perspective of the refugee’s husband forced to stay behind.
Bury me, my Love was developed with the guidance of real-life refugees but the characters and story are a work of fiction.
“The reaction to the original launch from Bury me, my Love was really overwhelming. Besides recognition from industry organisations like BAFTA and IGF we received really touching messages from players”, says game designer Florent Maurin. “I think that clearly shows there is an appetite for games that explore serious current events and we are excited to bring the game to even more players. Hopefully, we can show them the human side of the Syrian conflict they might not have seen before”.
Originally released for mobile in 2017, Bury me, my Love is co-developed by French independent studios The Pixel Hunt and Figs in a co-production with ARTE, and published by Playdius.