PC - Windows
A Mortician's Tale
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About this game
Developer: Laundry Bear Games
Content Rating: Rating pending
A Mortician's Tale is a narrative-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home—preparing the cadavers of the deceased (via embalming or cremation), attending their funerals and listening to their loved ones\' stories, and running the business.
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So far, in the time since playing I have Googled: "pathology museum near me", "eye caps for embalming", "home burials", "massage for rigor mortis", "how deep do you have to bury a body?" and "can I bury a body myself?". All of those produced fascinating results. Alas, my current search—"can I bequeath my teeth to a friend?"—is not yielding such a clear answer.
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.
The themes A Mortician's Tale tries to get across, and the lovely manner in which it does that, is worthy of anyone's time, but considering that time will be less than an hour, with no replayability of note, it won't be for everyone, especially when they see the price. A lot of people won't ever see what it has to offer, then, and that's a damn shame, but if you do decide it's worth the risk, we're sure you won't be disappointed.