The Graveyard is a very short computer game designed by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song.
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So, an accurate review is largely impossible, I don’t know whether you’ll enjoy this game. If you feel that “gameplay” is all there is to games and that bad gameplay means a bad game, you probably won’t enjoy it. If you like immersion, atmosphere, and games that make you feel things, games that tell interesting stories (even without text), and so on, then you might like the game.
In this game you try to get an old lady in and out of a Graveyard. Playing as an old lady is an interesting change: she walks very slowly. This is one of the few games (if not the only one) where the character moving slowly was the whole point. You feel what it’s like to be old in how slowly she walks.
There’s also a really awesome track of music if you have the patience to get her to the bench (which requires minutes of walking upward). A lot of people focus on how she can die and that it’s a graveyard and all that, and that’s important, but I think by far the most important part about this game is feeling what it’s like to be old, just based on how slowly you have to walk. It doesn’t make me look forward to my body running down like that, it makes me a bit uneasy about it. For that uneasiness alone it’s worth playing: I think it’s a good thing that people think about their mortality, even if it’s uncomfortable.