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A Mortician's Tale

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Available on:PCOct 18, 2017

Developer: Laundry Bear Games

Genre: Simulation

A Mortician's Tale is a narrative-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home. Take on the role of recent funeral direction graduate Charlie as she learns the ropes of the business and industry. Prepare the cadavers of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attend their funerals and listen to their loved ones' stories, and interact with Charlie's coworkers, clients, and bosses. A Mortician's Tale is an informative, honest, and sometimes humorous look at the current state of and the future of the western death industry. Key Features Explore the colorful world of Rose and Daughters Funeral Home — from the morgue itself to the viewing room where funerals take place Prepare 8 different cadavers using realistic tools and procedures involved with traditional burials and cremations Talk to the deceased's loved ones, discover their stories, and learn how each of them mourns in different ways Follow Charlie's journey at Rose and Daughters Funeral Home as it transitions from a family-run business to being bought and owned by a massive funeral conglomerate and beyond Discover some real life truths about the current state of and future of the western funeral industry

A Mortician's Tale Reviews

An approachable and thought-provoking meditation on life's only certainty.

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Death gets its moment in a clear-eyed and uplifting game about the funeral business.

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Death shouldn't be something we don't talk about and the death business isn't something that should exist in the shadows. A Mortician's Tale provides an excellent way to join that conversation while shedding some light on a mysterious business that would prefer to stay cloaked in darkness. It's a short game, only an hour or so long, but it leaves an impact far beyond its runtime. Give it a chance, and it might just change the way you think about death.

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A Mortician’s Tale is a gentle reminder of our mortality and a quiet reassurance that it doesn’t have to be viewed negatively. Through informative newsletters woven in with the game’s narrative, and the passionate dream of a young woman, we find that there is peace and joy to be found in the arms of family, green alternatives, and the celebration of our passing.

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