Editor and co-producer ARTE France and authors Florian Veltman (Monument Valley 2 / Putting together carefully / Lieve Oma) & Baptiste Portefaix (Oniri Islands) are proud to announce their new video game, How to say goodbye, a narrative puzzle game exploring the theme of grief and loss, scheduled for 2022 on Steam (PC / Mac).
How to say goodbye tells the story of a character recently transformed into a ghost, lost in an unknown world populated by spirits. Players will have to help the characters escape the liminal space between life and death in which they are trapped. To do this, the player can move the elements of the scenery on a grid to guide the ghosts towards the exit, symbolized by a door. But a mysterious wizard is determined to prevent them from advancing …
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Inspired by the golden age of children’s literature and illustrated books (such as The Moomins by Tove Jansson, The little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak), How to say goodbye approaches the theme of mourning with kindness and sensitivity.
Still shocked by their recent passing, the ghosts of How to say goodbye do their best to get out of the limbo they are trapped in. Together, they will have to find out how to grieve to accept their own death and “move on”.
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