Bury me, my Love
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A devastating story unfolds across text messages in this unforgettable piece of interactive fiction.
A very successful attempt to address real world news events in a video game that always feels realistic but never manipulative.
This excellent story is equal parts heartbreaking and captivating, by giving insight into the arduous journey Syrians take to escape their war-torn home
Bury Me, My Love tells a heartbreaking tale of Syrian refugees via the familiar confines of a messaging app that's both harrowing and deeply affecting.
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.
Bury Me, My Love is an ambitious game with a great premise. I just wish it didn't feel so disingenuous so much of the time.
Bury Me, My Love isn’t, first and foremost, a treaty about refugee-ism: it’s a compelling and effective game about deciding what the hell to do next.
Using only text messages, Bury me, my Love develops two relatable main characters and tells the engaging story of a Syrian woman's search for refuge in Europe after her sister is killed in a bombing. The game rewards multiple playthroughs with its compelling writing and interesting storylines, though replaying the same passages can be tedious.
This Switch version is a correct port of the original mobile game, but we strongly recommend you play it on its original platform.
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Bury me, my Love is a beautiful, touching story about one Syrian refugee's journey. Its messaging app interface makes it easy to connect with and become emotionally invested in, making the storytelling all the more impactful. Still, without the option of going back and reviewing difficult choices, it may become repetitive upon subsequent playthroughs, despite boasting 19 different endings.