Posts Tagged ‘A Mortician’s Tale’

A Mortician’s Tale shows how businesses exploit our fear of death

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Did you know that the process of cremation doesn’t turn your body to ash? It’s actually the cremulator, another machine, which mills the bone down into a fine dust. It’s details like this that you’ll encounter while playing A Mortician’s Tale, a point-and-click job simulator inspired by the work of mortician and author Caitlin Doughty and the death positive movement she helped found. Read the rest of this entry »

A Mortician’s Tale released

Dealing with a death is crushing for most people, but for some it’s part of their day job. A Mortician’s Tale [official site] focuses on that side of death, playing as a fresh young funeral director as she learns the ropes of the death business. Along with preparing bodies, going through the processes leading to burial or cremation, she’ll handle loved ones, attend funerals, hear stories, and, you know, get on with her job. The game’s out now, launched today. Read the rest of this entry »

A Mortician’s Tale starts handling heavy business soon

Become an undertaker, a career-finding quiz advised me in high school. I saw that as something between an insult and the quiz, like me, throwing its hands up and declaring “‘Flip’ if I know!” I’ve since decided it was a compliment, that the ultra-serious software judged me practical and grounded enough to handle heavy stuff yet empathetic. [Work in the RPS treehouse here halts until all laughter, jeers, and polite coughs clear -ed.]

So I’m quite interested in A Mortician’s Tale [official site], an upcoming game about running a funeral home. Prepare cadavers, comfort the bereaved, keep the business running… if I can 100% it, would a mortuary school accept that as class credit? Read the rest of this entry »