💜💀 Exciting news time!! Our game A Mortician’s Tale is a finalist in this year’s Independent Games Festival Awards at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC)! We’re super honoured to be nominated for the Nuovo Award alongside so many other amazing games, and to be named as an honourable mention for the Excellence in Narrative Award! Good luck to all our fellow finalists, and see you all in San Francisco this upcoming March! 💜
Laundry Bear Games News and Updates
2017 was an amazing year for us! We released our debut game A Mortician's Tale in October, and have been so overwhelmed with the massive critical praise it's received. On top of releasing our own game, we also had the pleasure of working on some of our friends' games this year too. Gabby made artwork for Graceful Explosion Machine, as well as the upcoming games Celeste and Parkitect, and Andrew did some development work on Blasters of the Universe VR as well as taught game design at Sheridan College.
We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over this past year — it means a lot! 💜
Some Recent Highlights:
- Gamasutra named Laundry Bear Games one of the Top 10 Game Developers of 2017!
- Polygon named A Mortician's Tale one of the 50 Best Games of 2017!
- The A.V. club named A Mortician's Tale one of the "Best games you might have missed in 2017"
We're so honoured to be on these lists alongside so many other amazing games and studios!
In 2018 we'll have more Mortician's Tale news and updates to look forward to! We've also been prototyping a ✨ brand new game ✨ which we're excited to continue developing into 2018 (it's a secret for now, but we're excited to share more about this project when it's ready!).
SALE: A Mortician's Tale is 35% OFF!
You can pick the game up for 35% OFF (just $9.75 USD) or get the Soundtrack Edition (featuring music from Halina Heron) for 35% OFF as well (just under $12 USD through itch.io!)
Thanks for an amazing 2017, and here's to an even better 2018!
Lots of love,
Your pals at Laundry Bear Games.
A Mortician's Tale is coming to Fantastic Arcade
We're super excited to announce that our game A Mortician’s Tale is part of this year’s amazing Fantastic Arcade lineup! A few of our teammates are attending the event this year so if you're planning on going, be sure to come play the game, grab some Mortician's Tale stickers (designed by Jacquelin de Leon), and say hi!
A Mortician's Tale designer/artist Gabby DaRienzo, lead writer Kaitlin Tremblay, and sound designer Jen Costa will also be doing a talk about the making of A Mortician's Tale (date and time TBA)!
A Mortician's Tale News and Reviews!
Since A Mortician's Tale's launch a few weeks ago, we've been overwhelmed with the positive response we've received from players and press! Sincerely, thank you so much for playing our little death game — it means the world to us that people like it! We're currently in talks to bring the game to additional platforms and possibly localize it for other languages — we'll have more to announce within the next couple of months!
Here's what people are saying about A Mortician's Tale:
"One Of 2017's Best Games... It elicits dark feelings, but asks players to consider where those feelings came from and what makes them dark." — Kotaku
"82/100 — An approachable and thought-provoking meditation on life’s only certainty." — PC Gamer
"Recommended — This is a beautiful game. It scared me. It moved me. Most of all, it made me stop what I was doing and think." — Eurogamer
"8/10 — [A Mortician’s Tale] is a short game, only an hour or so long, but it leaves an impact far beyond its runtime. Give it a chance, and it might just change the way you think about death." — Destructoid
"In its debut PC game A Mortician’s Tale, death is not only natural, but something worth utmost respect. It’s an inevitability that deserves as much care as life does." — Polygon
If you played and enjoyed the game, please consider leaving us a review on Steam! It greatly helps us out :)
And if you haven't picked it up yet, the game is available now for $14.99 USD through Steam and Humble as well as DRM-free through itch.io!
Thank you so much again for supporting us and following along on our Mortician's Tale journey 💜 Have a great weekend!
Here's what people have been saying about the game so far:
- “One Of 2017's Best Games... It elicits dark feelings, but asks players to consider where those feelings came from and what makes them dark.” — Kotaku
- “This is a game that deals with the reality of shuffling off this mortal coil, and is ready to bury the taboos surrounding it.” — PC Gamer
- “It’s welcoming and friendly, as though it’s inviting you to share in a reflective moment and to accept the realities of mortality without any judgment or shame.” —VentureBeat
Thank you so much for all your support on A Mortician's Tale! We're so excited to finally be able to share this game with you all!
— Love from, the Mortician's Tale team 💜
A Mortician's Tale is coming OCTOBER 18!
Exciting news time, friends! We're excited to finally announce that Laundry Bear Game's funeral home simulation game A Mortician's Tale is launching this October 18th for PC/Mac! The game will be available through Steam and Humble as well as DRM-free through itch.io!
Press, get in contact with us!
If you're a journalist and would like an advance copy of A Mortician's Tale to play, please feel free to get in touch!
A Mortician's Tale is coming to Steam!
Exciting news time, friends! Laundry Bear's game A Mortician's Tale is coming to Steam (for PC and Mac) in 2017!
Feel free to add it to your Steam Wishlist here
We also plan on coming to other platforms, as well as offer the game DRM-free.
Be sure to check out our teaser trailer to get a sneak peek at the Mortician's Tale original score composed by Halina Heron and have a look at the gorgeous artwork created by Jacquelin de Leon. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
We're headed to GDC 2017!
Laundry Bear Games' Andrew Carvalho and Gabby DaRienzo will both be at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco next week! If you're interested in meeting up and talking about A Mortician's Tale (or eating donuts, or whatever), be sure to drop us a line!
A Mortician's Tale's writer Kaitlin Tremblay and sound designer Jen Costa will also be there, so be sure to say hi to them too.