'Graveyard Keeper' Promises To Make Corpse Management Great Again

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A screenshot from upcoming cemetery management sim Graveyard Keeper. (c) Lazy Bear Games, tinyBuild

An irreverent management sim out of Punch Club creators Lazy Bear Games and publisher tinyBuild promises to take the much-overlooked job of cemetery keeping to new heights. Touted as “the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of 2017,” Graveyard Keeper promises to put players in the tattered pants of a Sans from Undertale lookalike (to paraphrase Hannibal Buress, skeletons is the same) to do the following:

  • Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around?

  • Gather valuable loot & craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business, go ahead and gather valuable resources scattered in the surrounding areas, and explore what this land has to offer.

  • Make business alliances. These dead bodies don't need all that blood, do they? Why not sell it to someone who can put it to good use. Same for body parts. Hey, it's being efficient with recycling!

  • Explore mysterious dungeons. No medieval game would be complete without these. Take a trip into the unknown and find useful new ingredients which may or may not poison a whole bunch of nearby villagers. Capitalism.

In a press release, the game’s creators explain that Graveyard Keeper is “a game of capitalism and doing whatever it takes to build a thriving business.” Make cemeteries great again?

Players can expect to “build & manage your own medieval graveyard while finding shortcuts to cut costs, expand into entertainment with witch-burning festivals, and scare nearby villagers into attending church.”

Graveyard Keeper is expected to release in summer 2017 and players can sign up for the alpha on the web site here. You can also add the game to your Steam wishlist here or check out the trailer. I’m a sucker for management sims, especially nutty tongue-in-cheek ones like this, so I’ll be following it with spade at the ready.

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