Bury me, my Love
A downloadable game for Windows and Android
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.
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 text message. 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, 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.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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Game doesn't work
Wow, can't believe the devs care so little to not even test this for Itch.io. Does not work, do not buy.
Edit: Got the Android version working. Still not worth it. Love the concept, but the main characters are so unlikable it's painful.
Very interested but it simply doesn't launch, even with the patch.
The game didn't run on PC (and I didn't fancy messing around with patches) but it does run on Android without a problem, in case anyone else is in a similar situation.
This game was a sobering gut punch, and especially powerful considering that I got it from the Ukraine bundle.
Definitely a worthwhile experience, and I'm glad that I played it. It's good to be reminded of how important it is to be compassionate with people in impossibly difficult situations, and to be reminded of how refugees are so, so much more than what circumstances present them as. They're whole entire people, with lives that they've left behind, who are facing impossible things just trying to find a safe place to build a future.
This game puts that front and center, and lingers with you after you've finished playing. And I appreciate that.
I can't get this game to run.
I wish there were a way to get in contact with them and see if they can fix it.
Lower in the comments, another user posted a downloadable patch that makes it work!
Thanks to Seneca for posting this. The game will open in French but you can change it over to English right after the brief intro.
I mean I tried it before but I couldnt get it to work even with that. Not sure if I did it right tbh.
Game is good so far as plot and I like text based games. However, lots of bugs. Keeps glitching out everytime I try to scroll back to previous days in the conversation. I also wish there were less auto typed messages from "Majd", and more instances to choose to "type it" yourself, even if it is a single (forced) choice. Lots of potential! Just think it needs polishing.
this game is so bad
The game doesn't launch. The exe EMMA.Desktop doesn't works. Also, can't find a way to get the Steam key. Please, devs, help!
Same for me :/ - Bought from the World Land Trust Bundle
Steam keys are excluded from bundle purchases all across Itch.io.
Okay, but is there a way to play this game with Itch.io?
Yep! I made a little patch that fixes the game so it runs properly, you can download it here: https://github.com/usrbincat/BmmLLaunchPatch
I think I tested it pretty well, but let me know if it doesn't work for you!
You are the real hero! It works! Many thanks.
Works great for me, thank you so much!
Thank you very much, works perfectly here :)
I can't believe the publisher didn't even bother to try running the game ONCE, that's kinda sad
May just be me, but I'm not seeing where the Steam Key button is on the downloads page.
same here. Seems like the pdf is outdated
ditto. but who cares? support for Ukraine is crucial
The Ukraine Bundle version doesn't come with a Steam key