Bury Me, My Love selected as the top game at Google Play...

Bury Me, My Love selected as the top game at Google Play Indie Games contest

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Lately you may have seen some apps that try and tell stories through the medium of text messaging, and on its surface Bury Me, My Love seems like another one of those apps. Iin this game, however, you are part of the story and the choices you make playing the role of Majd will affect Nour’s journey as she trys to migrate safely to Germany.
The game can be played out in real time or with a fast play option. Playing in real time, you will receive message notifications as Nour completes different legs of her journey and sends her husband updates on her progress or when she needs some advice. Alternatively, you can switch to fast play to keep the updates coming or if you want to get through the story quicker.

Bury Me, My Love does a brilliant job capturing the experience of being a Syrian refugee and delivers it in a very familiar format — through texts between two partners.

At first, I was kind of underwhelmed by the game, but that’s because it’s a really slow-burning story that takes a while to unfold. The struggles migrants face trying to escape a war-torn country makes the process long and arduous, and Bury Me, My Love does a brilliant job capturing seemingly genuine glimpses into that experience in a familiar format — through texts between two partners.
Based on your choices, Nour is able to visit over 50 different locations and there are 19 potential endings available, each with widely divergent outcomes. I’m still on my first playthrough and am enjoying how I can passively check in whenever a new notification pops up. I’ve yet to reach any shocking content but given what we know about the hardships refugees face, the realities of the Syrian refugee crisis, and the developer’s warning about

Article originally published at: Android Central