Coping with death and the sorrow that comes with it is challenging and one of the few experiences everyone will face sooner or later. How to Say Goodbye is a fascinating puzzle game from “Monument Valley 2”. It has found a lovely and perhaps more delicious way to accept losses.
The player plays the ghost of a person who has just passed away and explores a world full of souls. According to the publisher Arte France, the goal is to escape “they are trapped in the extreme space between life and death.” This means sliding the floor and surrounding decorations to guide the ghost through the tricky environment to the exit. The grid-based area allows horizontal and vertical movement, but you must also fight against the dark spirit that hinders your progress. Since many souls are still struggling with the reality of their death, escape symbolizes accepting your death by allowing yourself to move on.
How to Say Goodbye is from Florian Veltman, the former designer of Monument Valley 2 and Assemble with Care, and Baptiste Portefaix, an award-winning sound designer and composer.The art director of the game draws inspiration from illustrated children’s books, such as Moomin Family little Prince, with Where are the wild animals. “How to Say Goodbye” will be launched in 2022 and is available for PC and Mac.
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