Bury me, my Love, originally released in 2017 for Android and iOS, is headed for PC and Nintendo Switch January 10. Taking its name from an Arabic saying that means “stay safe,” or, more literally, “don’t die before I do,” the game chronicles a Syrian migrant’s journey to Europe through her text messages with her husband.
Bury me, my Love is a “reality-inspired game,” a documented fiction which draws inspiration directly from real-world events. The original idea stems from an article written by Le Monde.fr journalist Lucie Soullier that tells the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany. The two women are editorial consultants on the project, and thanks to them, Bury me, my Love can recreate the experience of a migrant woman on her way from Syria to Europe as realistically as possible.
Bury me, my Love won acclaim, including a BAFTA nomination, when it was first released, in part due to its innovation use of mobile gaming platforms. You can find a free demo of the game on its website now, and see how well it makes the leap to PC and Switch next week.