Bury Me, My Love follows Nour as she flees Syria, seeking refuge in Europe. You’ll only know how that journey is going based on texts you receive from her.
Nour has left on her long, dangerous journey, but her husband Majd has stayed behind to care for family members who couldn’t survive without him. You’ll share in this journey through the messages she sends to him, learning about their touching relationship through intimate and personal texts. This may sound touching, but it only serves to make her difficult travels that much more difficult to bear.
You will receive messages about decisions Nour is going to make, or upsetting events she is getting wrapped up in,. throughout Bury Me, My Love. You can help Nour make some of these calls by sending her messages on what to do, although she may not always follow that advice. Given the intense danger she’ll come across along the way, though, you may not know the best solution either. Your words might strain your relationship, or worse, send her someplace she will never return from. Then, the messages simply stop. You will never know the effects of what you did beyond silence.
Bury Me, My Love was designed with a great deal of research into capturing an immigrant’s journey to find safety. “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,” according to its press release. The developers consulted with Dana and Soullier on the project in order to make this work that much more true and evocative. And they utterly succeeded.
If you didn’t try it out on mobile when it came out in 2017, the game is now available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch, bringing its harrowing story to more platforms.