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ups my choice
26.83
31
2
the borders
0.00
29
6
add borders
66.90
29
3
my love
0.00
26
4
syria exchange
132
21
6
love me
0.00
19
4
plug in pe
0.00
16
5
tortas frontera
0.00
15
3
me mueves
0.00
13
3
plug in
348
12
1
crazy in love
0.00
8
2
plugged in
322
8
Search Visibility
App name
Bury me, my love
Description
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 WhatsApp. 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, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany. Winner of the best meaningful play - 14TH IMGA Game Beyond Entertainment - BAFTA Best Emotional mobile & handheld game - Emotional Games Awards Best Work - Japan Prize 2018 This experience may affect the sensitivity of younger people.
Waste of my money!
by Palauanmay on 2019/05/19 12:32
Nothing about this game was worth a dime. Should’ve been free. All I’m doing is reading messages and clicking on responses that I don’t even prefer, but have no other choice. The most boring game ever. Didn’t have a hint of brain stimulation. It’s just like eavesdropping on strangers’ conversation. All you’re doing is listening to them talk. Waste of time and money!
3.5⭐️: Would be 5⭐️ if it wasn’t so tedious to change Nour’s fate!
by OfficerDangles on 2019/05/17 18:09
I should start of by saying that the game itself is 5⭐️. The game has an incredible social message and you feel connected to Nour and Madj throughout the game. However, there should be an option when replaying a scenario that you have already played to rewind and choose the outcome from there. There should be “checkpoints” you should be able to revisit to change her fate. We should also be able to skip text once we’ve already seen it in a previous game. I’m in the middle of my third replay, and it becomes incredibly tedious to replay all these text exchanges. The developers might feel like giving the option to skip through texts you’ve played previously take away from the experience, but it really doesn’t. We already know what’s going to be said, and it’s frustrating to have to wait to get to the important decision making. It’s like playing a video game you’ve played before and not being able to skip through long, tedious cutscenes. I think that once a player goes through a scenario, those texts that have played before with no choices should be skippable. I also think that decisions should be “checkpoints,” so to speak, that we can revisit at the end of a game if we wish to change Nour’s fate. Making it more like a puzzle we have to solve for an outcome we want is more fun than sitting through a story we’ve seen before. Until there are some changes made, this will be my last play-through. It’s just too tedious. This is a great game that needs some fine-tuning.
Good, but....
by Ñëøń Påñdä on 2019/05/16 17:15
Game has a really good story line, but when I get to the end with the audio message, the game just automatically says “the end” and I’m not able to listen to it :(
I got too invested
by BreakingWynd on 2019/03/07 23:52
My only problem with the game is that I’m not able to tell my wife I love her every time she has to stop talking to me for a bit.
Glitches take away from the experience
by Scopela26 on 2019/03/04 02:50
I enjoyed the game and found the story compelling. Unfortunately when I reached an ending the game glitched and I wasn’t able to know what happened. It was a very disappointing considering the time I put in. Can’t recommend playing the game while this glitch exists. Would do another play though if fixed.
Amazing
by Starbucksgodist on 2019/02/20 17:54
This game is amazing you get to go through a journey that feels so real, like half the time i had like MAJOR anxiety when she wouldn’t answer me and I’m actually waiting for her to text me back right now and I love how you actually have to put your phone down and continue with life until she actually texts you back and I think the waiting factor is really cool because it gives you something to think about and you don’t get an answer right on the spot. But I also love how you get to through this journey with Nour and be there for her throughout her long journey and I just really love this game☺️😊😆☀️❤️
Awesome Game
by UrBoiLuke on 2018/08/13 19:39
A very fun and a very moving game. If you’re impatient like me then you can play in fast mode, but if you want to soak it in you can play real time.
Pretty interesting
by Ryder w Claus! on 2018/08/06 01:22
Fun to type with your bae. Super cool that the chat goes in real time. And for those who don’t like that, can just turn it off. Story takes a while to take off, but I like chatting with Nour, because he/she feels so lifelike! But I do get pretty annoyed at the lack of options sometimes. I’ll wind up sending an emoji even though I hate those things just because I want more variety in what I say. A lot of it leads down the same path too. You do make big choices, but the big choices are rare. I understand its based off a real life conversation, but I don’t want my fate to be set in stone from the get-go. The beauty of these types of games, is you make your way to the end, and depending on the choices you’ve made you can have completely missed scenes or unlock totally new ones that others didn’t experience. The game does do this, but seldom. Still had fun playing.
Hope it's good! :))
by Rachel Plays MINECRAFT on 2018/07/31 21:30
I came here from Gloom on YouTube and the app looks really fun! Excited to try it out
Unparalleled narrative
by Johnnemann on 2018/07/16 19:30
This game is so good. Believable characters and dialogue, and just an eye-opening story. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Story progress lost on app update
by Adeimantus on 2018/07/13 19:12
Well, my love won’t be buried. She’s been lost to the ether. After months of casual play, I guess there was an update to the app, and my story progress has been reset to zero.
Worth revisiting with a new format
by GregGriffith on 2018/04/28 22:29
I really wanted to love this game for its smart dialogue, multimedia use, and relevancy to real-world scenarios that expand cultural knowledge. While all those things were amazing, polished, and well-executed, the fact is that the text-interface rendered the game lifeless and tedious. In-game choices could be as vapid as choosing which emoji to send, and the consequences for your choices were almost random. I cared less and less when the main character checked-in via text, and when I reached one ending, I didn’t think the game had enough replay value to try again. For the price it’s worth it merely for the great scripting, but the game did not hold my interest.
Educational and suspenseful
by Rwelean on 2018/04/04 03:08
This game helped me understand and sympathize with Syrian refugees in a way that a regular essay couldn't have conveyed. Since I played over the course of two weeks, I got attached to Nour and I was sad when the game ended. I have no personal experience with refugees, but Nour's choices seem realistic and she has to make lots of risky decisions. I love the fact that there are multiple endings... but I'm not sure if I have the emotional strength to play again! Great job.
Things I don’t like
by ValderZ on 2018/03/31 16:17
I haven’t finished the game, but I’ve encountered something I don’t like so far. I totally understand I have no control over what Nour does on the other side of the phone, but I do think I should have more control over what Majd does, because I’m playing his role. If the designer want me to feel like I’m Majd, but doesn’t give me autonomous, instead, only give me the ability to see what happens through his eye without the ability to change anything. In my opinion, this is not good game design, even it can be good story design. I’ll never truly put myself in Majd’s shoes if I’m not allowed to make all important decisions as Majd. So the scene makes me feel this way is when Nour wakes up late and is missing her plane. I wish I had the choice to call her.
Powerful
by Pflickner on 2018/03/10 00:51
I feel like I’m right there with Majd and Nour. It is very tense, knowing that Nour is in a terribly frightening situation that is replicating the experience of thousands of Syrians at this time. I worry that I will make a wrong choice and Nour will be captured, killed, or far worse. For all those times I though, “I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” now, I can.
A slow burn, but ultimately well worth it.
by KTallguy on 2018/02/10 03:34
I’ve played similar games that simulate a chat interface and work in real time, but this game impressed me. The choices you make actually matter and appear to change the path Nour takes as she attempts to travel into Europe. The game generally checks in a few times a day and never felt annoying. You can switch it to real time if you’re more interested in flying through, but the story is better told in small chunks. It’s hard not to sympathize with Nour and the plight of many like her. I felt like I understood the situation of many refugees a little better after playing this game.
Amazing journey
by Creative__Name on 2018/01/05 13:36
Very good story. Don’t cheat yourself, play it in real time. It adds to the experience.
Eye opening experience
by weiliesiq on 2017/12/05 23:49
Really made me think about the struggle that so many go through.
Wonderfully Immersive
by CellistRockStar on 2017/11/11 14:25
I love feeling like such a part of this story. The UI is very simple but the story is rich.
Watching texting isn’t very entertaining.
by MattmanNJ on 2017/11/07 01:48
I bought this based on positive review in Verge. I’ve spent most of the time watching texts fly by with only occasional interaction. Not very enjoyable.
Immersive and captivating
by iluxu on 2017/10/27 16:29
Immersive captivating experience so far. Keeps me waiting for the next update
A slow burn, but ultimately well worth it.
by KTallguy on 2018/02/10 03:34
I’ve played similar games that simulate a chat interface and work in real time, but this game impressed me. The choices you make actually matter and appear to change the path Nour takes as she attempts to travel into Europe. The game generally checks in a few times a day and never felt annoying. You can switch it to real time if you’re more interested in flying through, but the story is better told in small chunks. It’s hard not to sympathize with Nour and the plight of many like her. I felt like I understood the situation of many refugees a little better after playing this game.
Amazing
by Starbucksgodist on 2019/02/20 17:54
This game is amazing you get to go through a journey that feels so real, like half the time i had like MAJOR anxiety when she wouldn’t answer me and I’m actually waiting for her to text me back right now and I love how you actually have to put your phone down and continue with life until she actually texts you back and I think the waiting factor is really cool because it gives you something to think about and you don’t get an answer right on the spot. But I also love how you get to through this journey with Nour and be there for her throughout her long journey and I just really love this game☺️😊😆☀️❤️
Worth revisiting with a new format
by GregGriffith on 2018/04/28 22:29
I really wanted to love this game for its smart dialogue, multimedia use, and relevancy to real-world scenarios that expand cultural knowledge. While all those things were amazing, polished, and well-executed, the fact is that the text-interface rendered the game lifeless and tedious. In-game choices could be as vapid as choosing which emoji to send, and the consequences for your choices were almost random. I cared less and less when the main character checked-in via text, and when I reached one ending, I didn’t think the game had enough replay value to try again. For the price it’s worth it merely for the great scripting, but the game did not hold my interest.
Educational and suspenseful
by Rwelean on 2018/04/04 03:08
This game helped me understand and sympathize with Syrian refugees in a way that a regular essay couldn't have conveyed. Since I played over the course of two weeks, I got attached to Nour and I was sad when the game ended. I have no personal experience with refugees, but Nour's choices seem realistic and she has to make lots of risky decisions. I love the fact that there are multiple endings... but I'm not sure if I have the emotional strength to play again! Great job.
Pretty interesting
by Ryder w Claus! on 2018/08/06 01:22
Fun to type with your bae. Super cool that the chat goes in real time. And for those who don’t like that, can just turn it off. Story takes a while to take off, but I like chatting with Nour, because he/she feels so lifelike! But I do get pretty annoyed at the lack of options sometimes. I’ll wind up sending an emoji even though I hate those things just because I want more variety in what I say. A lot of it leads down the same path too. You do make big choices, but the big choices are rare. I understand its based off a real life conversation, but I don’t want my fate to be set in stone from the get-go. The beauty of these types of games, is you make your way to the end, and depending on the choices you’ve made you can have completely missed scenes or unlock totally new ones that others didn’t experience. The game does do this, but seldom. Still had fun playing.
Things I don’t like
by ValderZ on 2018/03/31 16:17
I haven’t finished the game, but I’ve encountered something I don’t like so far. I totally understand I have no control over what Nour does on the other side of the phone, but I do think I should have more control over what Majd does, because I’m playing his role. If the designer want me to feel like I’m Majd, but doesn’t give me autonomous, instead, only give me the ability to see what happens through his eye without the ability to change anything. In my opinion, this is not good game design, even it can be good story design. I’ll never truly put myself in Majd’s shoes if I’m not allowed to make all important decisions as Majd. So the scene makes me feel this way is when Nour wakes up late and is missing her plane. I wish I had the choice to call her.
Powerful
by Pflickner on 2018/03/10 00:51
I feel like I’m right there with Majd and Nour. It is very tense, knowing that Nour is in a terribly frightening situation that is replicating the experience of thousands of Syrians at this time. I worry that I will make a wrong choice and Nour will be captured, killed, or far worse. For all those times I though, “I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” now, I can.
Glitches take away from the experience
by Scopela26 on 2019/03/04 02:50
I enjoyed the game and found the story compelling. Unfortunately when I reached an ending the game glitched and I wasn’t able to know what happened. It was a very disappointing considering the time I put in. Can’t recommend playing the game while this glitch exists. Would do another play though if fixed.
I got too invested
by BreakingWynd on 2019/03/07 23:52
My only problem with the game is that I’m not able to tell my wife I love her every time she has to stop talking to me for a bit.
Good, but....
by Ñëøń Påñdä on 2019/05/16 17:15
Game has a really good story line, but when I get to the end with the audio message, the game just automatically says “the end” and I’m not able to listen to it :(
Eye opening experience
by weiliesiq on 2017/12/05 23:49
Really made me think about the struggle that so many go through.
Awesome Game
by UrBoiLuke on 2018/08/13 19:39
A very fun and a very moving game. If you’re impatient like me then you can play in fast mode, but if you want to soak it in you can play real time.
Unparalleled narrative
by Johnnemann on 2018/07/16 19:30
This game is so good. Believable characters and dialogue, and just an eye-opening story. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Story progress lost on app update
by Adeimantus on 2018/07/13 19:12
Well, my love won’t be buried. She’s been lost to the ether. After months of casual play, I guess there was an update to the app, and my story progress has been reset to zero.
Watching texting isn’t very entertaining.
by MattmanNJ on 2017/11/07 01:48
I bought this based on positive review in Verge. I’ve spent most of the time watching texts fly by with only occasional interaction. Not very enjoyable.
Immersive and captivating
by iluxu on 2017/10/27 16:29
Immersive captivating experience so far. Keeps me waiting for the next update
Wonderfully Immersive
by CellistRockStar on 2017/11/11 14:25
I love feeling like such a part of this story. The UI is very simple but the story is rich.
Amazing journey
by Creative__Name on 2018/01/05 13:36
Very good story. Don’t cheat yourself, play it in real time. It adds to the experience.
3.5⭐️: Would be 5⭐️ if it wasn’t so tedious to change Nour’s fate!
by OfficerDangles on 2019/05/17 18:09
I should start of by saying that the game itself is 5⭐️. The game has an incredible social message and you feel connected to Nour and Madj throughout the game. However, there should be an option when replaying a scenario that you have already played to rewind and choose the outcome from there. There should be “checkpoints” you should be able to revisit to change her fate. We should also be able to skip text once we’ve already seen it in a previous game. I’m in the middle of my third replay, and it becomes incredibly tedious to replay all these text exchanges. The developers might feel like giving the option to skip through texts you’ve played previously take away from the experience, but it really doesn’t. We already know what’s going to be said, and it’s frustrating to have to wait to get to the important decision making. It’s like playing a video game you’ve played before and not being able to skip through long, tedious cutscenes. I think that once a player goes through a scenario, those texts that have played before with no choices should be skippable. I also think that decisions should be “checkpoints,” so to speak, that we can revisit at the end of a game if we wish to change Nour’s fate. Making it more like a puzzle we have to solve for an outcome we want is more fun than sitting through a story we’ve seen before. Until there are some changes made, this will be my last play-through. It’s just too tedious. This is a great game that needs some fine-tuning.
Hope it's good! :))
by Rachel Plays MINECRAFT on 2018/07/31 21:30
I came here from Gloom on YouTube and the app looks really fun! Excited to try it out
Waste of my money!
by Palauanmay on 2019/05/19 12:32
Nothing about this game was worth a dime. Should’ve been free. All I’m doing is reading messages and clicking on responses that I don’t even prefer, but have no other choice. The most boring game ever. Didn’t have a hint of brain stimulation. It’s just like eavesdropping on strangers’ conversation. All you’re doing is listening to them talk. Waste of time and money!
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
ups my choice
26.83
31
2
the borders
0.00
29
6
add borders
66.90
29
3
my love
0.00
26
4
syria exchange
132
21
6
love me
0.00
19
4
plug in pe
0.00
16
5
tortas frontera
0.00
15
3
me mueves
0.00
13
3
plug in
348
12
1
crazy in love
0.00
8
2
plugged in
322
8
Screenshots
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
plug in pe
0.00
60
8
plug in
348
47
6
the borders
0.00
41
5
ups my choice
26.83
36
2
tortas frontera
0.00
33
add borders
66.90
33
6
crazy in love
0.00
28
7
love me
0.00
28
5
syria exchange
132
23
5
my love
0.00
21
3
me mueves
0.00
10
2
plugged in
322
8
1
Search Visibility
App name
Bury me, my love
Description
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 WhatsApp. 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, Lucie Soullier, telling the story of Dana, a young Syrian woman who fled her country and is now living in Germany. Winner of the best meaningful play - 14TH IMGA Game Beyond Entertainment - BAFTA Best Emotional mobile & handheld game - Emotional Games Awards Best Work - Japan Prize 2018 This experience may affect the sensitivity of younger people.
Waste of my money!
by Palauanmay on 2019/05/19 12:32
Nothing about this game was worth a dime. Should’ve been free. All I’m doing is reading messages and clicking on responses that I don’t even prefer, but have no other choice. The most boring game ever. Didn’t have a hint of brain stimulation. It’s just like eavesdropping on strangers’ conversation. All you’re doing is listening to them talk. Waste of time and money!
3.5⭐️: Would be 5⭐️ if it wasn’t so tedious to change Nour’s fate!
by OfficerDangles on 2019/05/17 18:09
I should start of by saying that the game itself is 5⭐️. The game has an incredible social message and you feel connected to Nour and Madj throughout the game. However, there should be an option when replaying a scenario that you have already played to rewind and choose the outcome from there. There should be “checkpoints” you should be able to revisit to change her fate. We should also be able to skip text once we’ve already seen it in a previous game. I’m in the middle of my third replay, and it becomes incredibly tedious to replay all these text exchanges. The developers might feel like giving the option to skip through texts you’ve played previously take away from the experience, but it really doesn’t. We already know what’s going to be said, and it’s frustrating to have to wait to get to the important decision making. It’s like playing a video game you’ve played before and not being able to skip through long, tedious cutscenes. I think that once a player goes through a scenario, those texts that have played before with no choices should be skippable. I also think that decisions should be “checkpoints,” so to speak, that we can revisit at the end of a game if we wish to change Nour’s fate. Making it more like a puzzle we have to solve for an outcome we want is more fun than sitting through a story we’ve seen before. Until there are some changes made, this will be my last play-through. It’s just too tedious. This is a great game that needs some fine-tuning.
Good, but....
by Ñëøń Påñdä on 2019/05/16 17:15
Game has a really good story line, but when I get to the end with the audio message, the game just automatically says “the end” and I’m not able to listen to it :(
I got too invested
by BreakingWynd on 2019/03/07 23:52
My only problem with the game is that I’m not able to tell my wife I love her every time she has to stop talking to me for a bit.
Glitches take away from the experience
by Scopela26 on 2019/03/04 02:50
I enjoyed the game and found the story compelling. Unfortunately when I reached an ending the game glitched and I wasn’t able to know what happened. It was a very disappointing considering the time I put in. Can’t recommend playing the game while this glitch exists. Would do another play though if fixed.
Amazing
by Starbucksgodist on 2019/02/20 17:54
This game is amazing you get to go through a journey that feels so real, like half the time i had like MAJOR anxiety when she wouldn’t answer me and I’m actually waiting for her to text me back right now and I love how you actually have to put your phone down and continue with life until she actually texts you back and I think the waiting factor is really cool because it gives you something to think about and you don’t get an answer right on the spot. But I also love how you get to through this journey with Nour and be there for her throughout her long journey and I just really love this game☺️😊😆☀️❤️
Awesome Game
by UrBoiLuke on 2018/08/13 19:39
A very fun and a very moving game. If you’re impatient like me then you can play in fast mode, but if you want to soak it in you can play real time.
Pretty interesting
by Ryder w Claus! on 2018/08/06 01:22
Fun to type with your bae. Super cool that the chat goes in real time. And for those who don’t like that, can just turn it off. Story takes a while to take off, but I like chatting with Nour, because he/she feels so lifelike! But I do get pretty annoyed at the lack of options sometimes. I’ll wind up sending an emoji even though I hate those things just because I want more variety in what I say. A lot of it leads down the same path too. You do make big choices, but the big choices are rare. I understand its based off a real life conversation, but I don’t want my fate to be set in stone from the get-go. The beauty of these types of games, is you make your way to the end, and depending on the choices you’ve made you can have completely missed scenes or unlock totally new ones that others didn’t experience. The game does do this, but seldom. Still had fun playing.
Hope it's good! :))
by Rachel Plays MINECRAFT on 2018/07/31 21:30
I came here from Gloom on YouTube and the app looks really fun! Excited to try it out
Unparalleled narrative
by Johnnemann on 2018/07/16 19:30
This game is so good. Believable characters and dialogue, and just an eye-opening story. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Story progress lost on app update
by Adeimantus on 2018/07/13 19:12
Well, my love won’t be buried. She’s been lost to the ether. After months of casual play, I guess there was an update to the app, and my story progress has been reset to zero.
Worth revisiting with a new format
by GregGriffith on 2018/04/28 22:29
I really wanted to love this game for its smart dialogue, multimedia use, and relevancy to real-world scenarios that expand cultural knowledge. While all those things were amazing, polished, and well-executed, the fact is that the text-interface rendered the game lifeless and tedious. In-game choices could be as vapid as choosing which emoji to send, and the consequences for your choices were almost random. I cared less and less when the main character checked-in via text, and when I reached one ending, I didn’t think the game had enough replay value to try again. For the price it’s worth it merely for the great scripting, but the game did not hold my interest.
Educational and suspenseful
by Rwelean on 2018/04/04 03:08
This game helped me understand and sympathize with Syrian refugees in a way that a regular essay couldn't have conveyed. Since I played over the course of two weeks, I got attached to Nour and I was sad when the game ended. I have no personal experience with refugees, but Nour's choices seem realistic and she has to make lots of risky decisions. I love the fact that there are multiple endings... but I'm not sure if I have the emotional strength to play again! Great job.
Things I don’t like
by ValderZ on 2018/03/31 16:17
I haven’t finished the game, but I’ve encountered something I don’t like so far. I totally understand I have no control over what Nour does on the other side of the phone, but I do think I should have more control over what Majd does, because I’m playing his role. If the designer want me to feel like I’m Majd, but doesn’t give me autonomous, instead, only give me the ability to see what happens through his eye without the ability to change anything. In my opinion, this is not good game design, even it can be good story design. I’ll never truly put myself in Majd’s shoes if I’m not allowed to make all important decisions as Majd. So the scene makes me feel this way is when Nour wakes up late and is missing her plane. I wish I had the choice to call her.
Powerful
by Pflickner on 2018/03/10 00:51
I feel like I’m right there with Majd and Nour. It is very tense, knowing that Nour is in a terribly frightening situation that is replicating the experience of thousands of Syrians at this time. I worry that I will make a wrong choice and Nour will be captured, killed, or far worse. For all those times I though, “I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” now, I can.
A slow burn, but ultimately well worth it.
by KTallguy on 2018/02/10 03:34
I’ve played similar games that simulate a chat interface and work in real time, but this game impressed me. The choices you make actually matter and appear to change the path Nour takes as she attempts to travel into Europe. The game generally checks in a few times a day and never felt annoying. You can switch it to real time if you’re more interested in flying through, but the story is better told in small chunks. It’s hard not to sympathize with Nour and the plight of many like her. I felt like I understood the situation of many refugees a little better after playing this game.
Amazing journey
by Creative__Name on 2018/01/05 13:36
Very good story. Don’t cheat yourself, play it in real time. It adds to the experience.
Eye opening experience
by weiliesiq on 2017/12/05 23:49
Really made me think about the struggle that so many go through.
Wonderfully Immersive
by CellistRockStar on 2017/11/11 14:25
I love feeling like such a part of this story. The UI is very simple but the story is rich.
Watching texting isn’t very entertaining.
by MattmanNJ on 2017/11/07 01:48
I bought this based on positive review in Verge. I’ve spent most of the time watching texts fly by with only occasional interaction. Not very enjoyable.
Immersive and captivating
by iluxu on 2017/10/27 16:29
Immersive captivating experience so far. Keeps me waiting for the next update
A slow burn, but ultimately well worth it.
by KTallguy on 2018/02/10 03:34
I’ve played similar games that simulate a chat interface and work in real time, but this game impressed me. The choices you make actually matter and appear to change the path Nour takes as she attempts to travel into Europe. The game generally checks in a few times a day and never felt annoying. You can switch it to real time if you’re more interested in flying through, but the story is better told in small chunks. It’s hard not to sympathize with Nour and the plight of many like her. I felt like I understood the situation of many refugees a little better after playing this game.
Amazing
by Starbucksgodist on 2019/02/20 17:54
This game is amazing you get to go through a journey that feels so real, like half the time i had like MAJOR anxiety when she wouldn’t answer me and I’m actually waiting for her to text me back right now and I love how you actually have to put your phone down and continue with life until she actually texts you back and I think the waiting factor is really cool because it gives you something to think about and you don’t get an answer right on the spot. But I also love how you get to through this journey with Nour and be there for her throughout her long journey and I just really love this game☺️😊😆☀️❤️
Worth revisiting with a new format
by GregGriffith on 2018/04/28 22:29
I really wanted to love this game for its smart dialogue, multimedia use, and relevancy to real-world scenarios that expand cultural knowledge. While all those things were amazing, polished, and well-executed, the fact is that the text-interface rendered the game lifeless and tedious. In-game choices could be as vapid as choosing which emoji to send, and the consequences for your choices were almost random. I cared less and less when the main character checked-in via text, and when I reached one ending, I didn’t think the game had enough replay value to try again. For the price it’s worth it merely for the great scripting, but the game did not hold my interest.
Educational and suspenseful
by Rwelean on 2018/04/04 03:08
This game helped me understand and sympathize with Syrian refugees in a way that a regular essay couldn't have conveyed. Since I played over the course of two weeks, I got attached to Nour and I was sad when the game ended. I have no personal experience with refugees, but Nour's choices seem realistic and she has to make lots of risky decisions. I love the fact that there are multiple endings... but I'm not sure if I have the emotional strength to play again! Great job.
Pretty interesting
by Ryder w Claus! on 2018/08/06 01:22
Fun to type with your bae. Super cool that the chat goes in real time. And for those who don’t like that, can just turn it off. Story takes a while to take off, but I like chatting with Nour, because he/she feels so lifelike! But I do get pretty annoyed at the lack of options sometimes. I’ll wind up sending an emoji even though I hate those things just because I want more variety in what I say. A lot of it leads down the same path too. You do make big choices, but the big choices are rare. I understand its based off a real life conversation, but I don’t want my fate to be set in stone from the get-go. The beauty of these types of games, is you make your way to the end, and depending on the choices you’ve made you can have completely missed scenes or unlock totally new ones that others didn’t experience. The game does do this, but seldom. Still had fun playing.
Things I don’t like
by ValderZ on 2018/03/31 16:17
I haven’t finished the game, but I’ve encountered something I don’t like so far. I totally understand I have no control over what Nour does on the other side of the phone, but I do think I should have more control over what Majd does, because I’m playing his role. If the designer want me to feel like I’m Majd, but doesn’t give me autonomous, instead, only give me the ability to see what happens through his eye without the ability to change anything. In my opinion, this is not good game design, even it can be good story design. I’ll never truly put myself in Majd’s shoes if I’m not allowed to make all important decisions as Majd. So the scene makes me feel this way is when Nour wakes up late and is missing her plane. I wish I had the choice to call her.
Powerful
by Pflickner on 2018/03/10 00:51
I feel like I’m right there with Majd and Nour. It is very tense, knowing that Nour is in a terribly frightening situation that is replicating the experience of thousands of Syrians at this time. I worry that I will make a wrong choice and Nour will be captured, killed, or far worse. For all those times I though, “I can’t imagine what they’re going through,” now, I can.
Glitches take away from the experience
by Scopela26 on 2019/03/04 02:50
I enjoyed the game and found the story compelling. Unfortunately when I reached an ending the game glitched and I wasn’t able to know what happened. It was a very disappointing considering the time I put in. Can’t recommend playing the game while this glitch exists. Would do another play though if fixed.
I got too invested
by BreakingWynd on 2019/03/07 23:52
My only problem with the game is that I’m not able to tell my wife I love her every time she has to stop talking to me for a bit.
Good, but....
by Ñëøń Påñdä on 2019/05/16 17:15
Game has a really good story line, but when I get to the end with the audio message, the game just automatically says “the end” and I’m not able to listen to it :(
Eye opening experience
by weiliesiq on 2017/12/05 23:49
Really made me think about the struggle that so many go through.
Awesome Game
by UrBoiLuke on 2018/08/13 19:39
A very fun and a very moving game. If you’re impatient like me then you can play in fast mode, but if you want to soak it in you can play real time.
Unparalleled narrative
by Johnnemann on 2018/07/16 19:30
This game is so good. Believable characters and dialogue, and just an eye-opening story. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Story progress lost on app update
by Adeimantus on 2018/07/13 19:12
Well, my love won’t be buried. She’s been lost to the ether. After months of casual play, I guess there was an update to the app, and my story progress has been reset to zero.
Watching texting isn’t very entertaining.
by MattmanNJ on 2017/11/07 01:48
I bought this based on positive review in Verge. I’ve spent most of the time watching texts fly by with only occasional interaction. Not very enjoyable.
Immersive and captivating
by iluxu on 2017/10/27 16:29
Immersive captivating experience so far. Keeps me waiting for the next update
Wonderfully Immersive
by CellistRockStar on 2017/11/11 14:25
I love feeling like such a part of this story. The UI is very simple but the story is rich.
Amazing journey
by Creative__Name on 2018/01/05 13:36
Very good story. Don’t cheat yourself, play it in real time. It adds to the experience.
3.5⭐️: Would be 5⭐️ if it wasn’t so tedious to change Nour’s fate!
by OfficerDangles on 2019/05/17 18:09
I should start of by saying that the game itself is 5⭐️. The game has an incredible social message and you feel connected to Nour and Madj throughout the game. However, there should be an option when replaying a scenario that you have already played to rewind and choose the outcome from there. There should be “checkpoints” you should be able to revisit to change her fate. We should also be able to skip text once we’ve already seen it in a previous game. I’m in the middle of my third replay, and it becomes incredibly tedious to replay all these text exchanges. The developers might feel like giving the option to skip through texts you’ve played previously take away from the experience, but it really doesn’t. We already know what’s going to be said, and it’s frustrating to have to wait to get to the important decision making. It’s like playing a video game you’ve played before and not being able to skip through long, tedious cutscenes. I think that once a player goes through a scenario, those texts that have played before with no choices should be skippable. I also think that decisions should be “checkpoints,” so to speak, that we can revisit at the end of a game if we wish to change Nour’s fate. Making it more like a puzzle we have to solve for an outcome we want is more fun than sitting through a story we’ve seen before. Until there are some changes made, this will be my last play-through. It’s just too tedious. This is a great game that needs some fine-tuning.
Hope it's good! :))
by Rachel Plays MINECRAFT on 2018/07/31 21:30
I came here from Gloom on YouTube and the app looks really fun! Excited to try it out
Waste of my money!
by Palauanmay on 2019/05/19 12:32
Nothing about this game was worth a dime. Should’ve been free. All I’m doing is reading messages and clicking on responses that I don’t even prefer, but have no other choice. The most boring game ever. Didn’t have a hint of brain stimulation. It’s just like eavesdropping on strangers’ conversation. All you’re doing is listening to them talk. Waste of time and money!
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
plug in pe
0.00
60
8
plug in
348
47
6
the borders
0.00
41
5
ups my choice
26.83
36
2
tortas frontera
0.00
33
add borders
66.90
33
6
crazy in love
0.00
28
7
love me
0.00
28
5
syria exchange
132
23
5
my love
0.00
21
3
me mueves
0.00
10
2
plugged in
322
8
1