This 2D side-scrolling platform game takes us through the 'five stages of grief' as the small boy deals with denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance which each represented.
The indie team uses not only the graphical style of the game but also music to tug at our heart strings as we help the small boy grieve. It's available right now on.
"Each of these stages is represented in the game as a playable level and through the use of not only graphics, music and a compelling story but also through the use of the games mechanics an emotional experience is created for the player. Our goal with the game has been to show the world that games can be so much more than just a toy, that the game medium has the potential to deliver just as deep and serious a theme as a book or a movie," said TarHeadStudio.
GRiEF has won two awards: Swedish Game Awards: Best Scenario 2013 and Skövde Academic Game Award 2013. It's priced at just £1.99 with 15% off for the next 36 hours through.
Swedish indie releases GRiEF, 2D side-scroller platform tackling a child's sorrow
01 November 2013 | By Simon Priest