Syrian Refugee Story, Bury me, my Love, Out Now for iOS and Android
Interactive Narrative Adventure Tells the Story of a Syrian Woman Fleeing Her War-Torn Home
“Even though the story addresses heavy issues and the very real danger that many people face, it’s also uplifting.” – GamesBeat
“Bury Me, My Love feels important. Not in a pretentious way, but because it makes a big story human.” – Pocket Gamer
PARIS – October 26, 2017 – A highlight of this year’s IndieCade, IDFA, and A MAZE independent game festivals, Bury me, my Love is available now for iOS and Android platforms. The reality inspired, interactive instant-messaging adventure, focusing on the ongoing Syrian conflict and the resulting migration of millions of refugees, is an examination of love and hope as seen through the lens of those most impacted by the crisis.
The game’s launch trailer can be viewed here.
Bury me, my Love follows, through a WhatsApp-like interface, the hazardous journey of a refugee from Syria to Europe, from the perspective of her husband who has to stay behind in the equally dangerous surroundings of their war-ravaged home. It has been produced in consultation with real-life refugees, but the game’s characters are fictional.
Speaking to Polygon about Bury me, my Love earlier in 2017, The Pixel Hunt’s Florent Maurin, the game’s producer and designer, commented:
“Games do not have to be fun and trivial. Like every medium, games can tackle any topic. Making this game changed the way I think about migrants. I hope it might have a similar effect on players.”
Co-developed by French independent studios The Pixel Hunt and Figs in a co-production with ARTE, and published by Playdius, Bury me, my Love is a unique take on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Bury me, my Love is a premium title available on the App Store and Google Play store, priced at $2.99 (€3.49 in Europe and £2.99 in the UK).
Playdius is an up-and-coming French independent video game publisher, with the mission to market a selection of handpicked games across platforms, which deserve recognition for their creativity and originality.
About The Pixel Hunt
Founded in 2014 by Florent Maurin, The Pixel Hunt is a video games studio dedicated to reality-inspired titles. It has run many commissioned projects for clients such as France Télévisions, ARTE and Le Monde, but Bury me, my Love is The Pixel Hunt’s first independent project.
Created in 1992, ARTE is a public European TV and digital network with a focus on creation and innovation. In the last decade, ARTE has produced a number of major interactive works, among other the games Type:Rider, Californium, and SENS VR.
Figs is a digital design agency specialised in user experience design and graphic interfaces. The studio works for industry veterans such as Ubisoft and Amplitude. Bury me, my Love is Figs’ first independent game project.