French indie developers The Pixel Hunt and Figs along with publisher Playdius and co-producer ARTE have announced the release date for their latest project.
Bury Me, My Love is an instant-messaging adventure inspired by real events surrounding the lives of Syrian refugees, to be released on October 26.
The game focuses on the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd. You play as Majd, who is separated from his wife and forced to stay behind, only able to communicate with her through a smartphone. The goal is to communicate with Nour and help her overcome the hardships she encounters. There are multiple endings. The title comes from a Syrian phrase that roughly translates as, “Take care, and don’t even think about dying before I do.”
Bury Me, My Love has the option of being played in real time, with messages arriving in intermittent intervals, or with a fast-track option, which allows the story to be played without pauses.
“Bury Me, My Love is inspired by real events experienced by refugees … but our main characters of Nour and Majd are fictional,” said Florent Maurin, founder of The Pixel Hunt. “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.”
Bury Me, My Love will be available on the App Store and Google Play Store on October 26 for iOS and Android.