This is the time of the year when new games keep arriving on Xbox One and Windows 10, and Graveyard Keeper is one of the latest games to hit both. Lazy Bear Games, the team behind Punch Club, has partnered with tinyBuild to bring Graveyard Keeper to those platforms in the summer.
Combining fantasy and unbridled capitalism, Graveyard Keeper lets you manage a medieval cemetery and cut costs while keeping the flow of cadavers coming. On Steam, the game is billed as “the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year.” Players can also “expand into entertainment with witch-burning festivals and scare nearby villagers into attending church.”
Features of the game include:
- 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 resources & 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.
Alex Nichiporchik, CEO of tinyBuild, said in a blog post announcing the game:
During your cemetery management, you’ll face many ethical dilemmas. Do you want to spend money on proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around, resources that will allow you to craft new items that will help expand your graveyard into a thriving business? The choice is yours.
And no medieval game would be complete without being able to explore mysterious dungeons. Embark across the surrounding areas to discover what this land has to offer, like finding new ingredients that may allow you to poison some of the nearby villagers to help make your business booming.
Graveyard Keeper is set to arrive in the summer, though you can sign up for an alpha test at graveyardkeeper.com prior to that.