A Mortician's Tale
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A story about death and life

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Category
Games & Role Playing & Adventure
Current version
1.0
Price
$2.99
Size
164 MB
Last Update
Nov 22, 2018

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Awesomeus2003
Jun 21, 2019

A beautifully stylistic and intriguing game. The set up is interesting and engaging and wanted me playing more the second I got off. The set up was really nice, it held a lot of potential for a slow-paced little slice of life game as we could watch our character evolve and climb up in the world. As well as watching her relationships grow stronger and make choices. But,(and spoilers) I have to say the abrupt ending was somewhat disappointing. I feel like after she started her own company the game was just kicking off, but to my surprise it just ended. I would have loved to dig deeper into the story and I honestly thought it was going to be a bit long for how much it costed. Mind you I’m not disappointed over all. It just seemed a bit strange for me, I guess I should have read into it more before buying every game that catches my eye hahaha. Ill look forward to seeing more games like this!👌🏽

megan bergkamp
Feb 05, 2019

I was so excited for this and immediately downloaded it before I read the reviews. Man, do I wish I would have before I wasted $3 for 30 minutes. This app is not a game. it is visually stunning & i absolutely loved the music. But it was just endless tapping and going through a story rather than having the freedom of doing anything yourself. I loved the idea of this game but I felt like I was in a VERY long tutorial and never got to have any input of the actual player. This game had so much potential too since i’m a huge fan of Grave Yard Keeper. I recommend that game over this one a thousand times. This just seems like such a waste and i’m very disappointed. Another thing I disliked was that there was so many time gaps like you cremate one body and then you’re next body is two months later ? It just seemed so weird that the “game” was trying to pass time so quickly rather than letting the player actual go through different months and days. The ending was supposed to be a cute “aww good for her!” moment but it’s completely lost since there is NO connection to the main character or the other characters in the game since there is no freedom to actually do anything other than what the game wants you to do. Don’t bother downloading this because there’s no point to replay this scripted story. Uninstalling now.

EmilyAlamort
Dec 09, 2018

This was a great game. From the cute art style to the transitions. Everything was simple yet cute. The story seemed quite interesting especially if you took your time to dive head first into this cute story. Though it was quite cute and interesting it did leave a bit to be yearned for. For instance, in a game that I have to pay for I am looking for a bit longer of a game. Not one I could sit down and do in a single sitting. Of course no offense to the creators in every regard except the last I was very pleased with the quality of this game. The only other problem which for me was a minor one was the lack of music, though I did see a menu for the music and an adjustment to the music I could not seem to make the music work. Which again meaner very little to me especially since this game was, as I have already stated, cute, interesting , and very good at sucking the player in and allowing for them to connect with the story. Not only that but it also was really interesting to learn so much about the post-death process and what the earth friendly options are. Looking forward to more games. Thank you!

GuppyFang
Dec 25, 2018

This game while short as some have stated, was absolutely lovely. (Thank you Apple for erasing my well thought out review as I went to look up a word real quick... hopefully I can remember.) This game came out at a significant time for me. I am finishing my associates degree and trying to figure out what to do with all these psych courses. I have always been very interested in the mortuary field but decided against it years ago because of my crippling social anxiety. The thing is, that is something that will hinder me at any job. This game has prompted me to open my eyes to the profession again. I have talked with my advisor about taking a cosmetology course and perhaps going into mortuary makeup art. That may not pan out, but at least then I will have tried to do what I really want. I find the idea of staring down into dead faces and helping put one to rest so calming and spiritually connected. Thank you for adding the final piece in prompting me to try what I really feel in love with (the idea anyhow, since obviously I haven’t worked the profession.)

cstickney
Feb 05, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this game. I understand it was a first, and it was really well done. Not to mention the music was very chill and it added to the atmosphere of everything. I'm really hoping for a second game. Some things that would be great would be, when you talk to the people at the funeral, give choices on what to say. Ratings for your characters choices would be good. Also, the ability to advance and do different jobs would be cool. Like the make up or speaking with the families to set up arrangements. The ability to do extra special things for people would be good too. Just more choices and decision making I think should be great for this game. It was short for a paid game but I don't mind because I'm looking forward to the next one!

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Play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home — preparing the bodies of the deceased, attending their funerals, and listening to their loved ones' stories.

• “One Of 2017's Best Games” — KOTAKU
• “One of Polygon’s Best Games

of 2017” — POLYGON
• “This is a beautiful game. It scared me. It moved me” — EUROGAMER (Recommended)
• “A thought-provoking meditation on life’s only certainty” — PC GAMER (82/100)
• “It might just change the way you think about death” — DESTRUCTOID (8/10)

Take on the role of recent funeral direction graduate Charlie as she learns the ropes of the business and industry. Prepare the bodies 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.

Inspired by real-life mortician Caitlin Doughty, 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.

FEATURES:
• Explore the colourful world of Rose and Daughters Funeral Home — from the morgue itself to the viewing room where funerals take place
• Prepare 8 different bodies 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