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PARIS, November 02 - The award-winning mobile adventure game Bury me, my Love - depicting a Syrian refugee’s hazardous journey to safety in Europe, via a WhatsApp-style messaging interface - has received a short prologue, playable for free online via desktop and mobile browsers.
Bury me, my Love: Nour’s Choice illustrates, in around 15-30 minutes, why Nour was compelled to flee Syria, despite having to leave her husband, Majd, behind. We learn of Nour’s actions and fate - in both Nour’s Choice and Bury me, my Love - from Majd’s perspective, via the instant messenger communication he has with his wife.
Both a great way for existing players of Bury me, my Love to learn more about the relationship between Nour and Majd, and their fraught situation, and for newcomers to introduce themselves to the themes and interface of the full mobile game, Bury me, my Love: Nour’s Choice is available to play now, here.
Bury me, my Love was released for iOS and Android platforms on October 26, 2017, attracting positive coverage at VentureBeat’s GamesBeat, Engadget, Videogamer and more. The game also won the Developer’s Choice award at IndieCade Europe 2017.
The game follows, through a WhatsApp-like interface, the 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.
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 now on iOS and Android devices, priced at £2.99 / $2.99 / 3.49 €.
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.
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