Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe.
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Jan 10, 2019

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January 15

Using the codes of text message apps to tell a story

Could you imagine what a life without your smartphone would be? It’s probably pretty difficult – or it might even be nightmare material for some. In less than a decade, smartphones have become an absolute central piece of our lives. They hold our most precious pictures, our beloved tunes, our bank info and other sensitive data… And more than anything else, they allow us to easily and permanently stay in touch with the ones we love.

When it comes to that, text messages is the main tool – some people don’t even know what their phone’s ringtone is, as they always text and almost never call. That’s because texting is great. You may connect with someone who’s miles away and have the most intimate conversations whenever you feel like it, even if you’re in a crowded subway or attending a party. You can decide what you want to say or what you’d rather hide. You can share good news and leave bad ones out, or the other way around. Texting is a very intimate means of communication.

Nowadays, most migrants have smartphones too. For them, it isn’t a luxury; it rather is their only way to stay in touch with their loved ones. Through text message applications, they may keep their relatives updated on their situation, or seek information to proceed onwards in their journey. Of course, they crack jokes with their folks, and send them emojis and selfies… but three messages later, they might be discussing matters of life and death. Of course, they wait on agony when a message they’ve sent is shown as delivered but they don’t get any response… but for them, the stakes are often higher than an invitation to prom night.

This is the reason why Bury me, my Love replicates the interface of a mobile messaging app. Everybody knows what communicating with a loved one through text messages feels like, but it’s more complicated to understand what it feels like when you’re a migrant, or when your wife is. In this situation, being always connected is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because you’re never left not knowing what happens. A curse because if there’s something wrong, you’ll instantly know it… while not being able to do anything about it.

If you’ve ever sent a text to someone, you already know how to play Bury me, my Love. And if you’ve ever cried, laughed, gotten mad or felt incredible relief over a text you’ve received, then you already know how this game is going to make you feel.
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January 10

Critically acclaimed Bury me, my Love is OUT NOW on Steam!

We wanted to let you know that the BAFTA-nominated and critically acclaimed Bury me, my Love launches today (10th January) for PC and Nintendo Switch.


The instant messaging narrative game tells the story of a young woman trying to escape from the Syrian conflict. It’s an emotional, bittersweet love story told from the perspective of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

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“...creates an intimate and tangible experience out of recent history.”
Washington Post

“...Bury Me, My Love is one of the best story-based games we’ve ever played.”
8/10 – Metro

“...an eye-opening tale that's equal parts heartbreaking, terrifying, and inspiring.”
8/10 – Gamespot

About This Game

Bury me, my Love is a Text Messaging Adventure game about Nour, a Syrian migrant trying to find her way to Europe. Her husband Majd, who remains behind in Syria, communicates with Nour through a messaging app, advising her as best he can so that she reaches her destination safely.
“Bury me, my love” is a Syrian goodbye phrase that roughly means, “Take care, don’t even think about dying before I do.” This phrase takes on a deeper meaning as Majd says it to his wife, Nour, as she undertakes her perilous journey to reach Europe.

A co-production from ARTE, the European cultural network, with The Pixel Hunt and Figs.

A game in an instant messaging app
As Majd, you can communicate with Nour and follow her journey, just as if you were chatting with her via WhatsApp. You will text each other and exchange emojis, pics and selfies, relevant links…

Multiple narrative routes to discover
By reading instant messages and choosing response options, players help Nour overcome the hardships she will encounter.
Your choices in Bury me, my Love truly impact on the story, with Nour able to visit 50 different locations and reach 19 potential different endings with widely divergent outcomes.

Based on real-life events
Bury me, my Love is a “reality-inspired game”, a documented fiction that draws inspiration directly from real-world events. The original idea stems from an article written by Le Monde journalist, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany.

This experience may affect the sensitivity of younger people.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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