Bury me, my Love

FIGS, The Pixel Hunt, ARTE France, Playdius, Plug In Digital

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
71%
Critics Recommend
Based on 16 critic reviews
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Bury me, my Love

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJan 10, 2019
Nintendo SwitchJan 10, 2019

Developers: The Pixel Hunt, FIGS

Publishers: ARTE France, Playdius, Plug In Digital

Genre: Adventure

Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.

“Bury me, my love” is a Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means, “Take care, don’t even think about dying before I do.” This phrase takes on a deeper meaning as Majd says it to his wife, Nour, as she undertakes her perilous journey to reach Europe.

A co-production from ARTE, the European cultural network, with The Pixel Hunt and Figs.

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.

This experience may affect the sensitivity of younger people.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

A devastating story unfolds across text messages in this unforgettable piece of interactive fiction.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A very successful attempt to address real world news events in a video game that always feels realistic but never manipulative.

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Game Informer

8.3 / 10.0
Game Informer

This excellent story is equal parts heartbreaking and captivating, by giving insight into the arduous journey Syrians take to escape their war-torn home

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

There are small things we can do for refugees via the appropriate charities, or through our political systems. We can also listen to their stories. Bury Me, My Love is brilliant storytelling.

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