This is a transcript of a twitter thread I wrote in response to this game:
Your Dead Friend is 110% my jam, but maybe not any of my meatspace friends' jams, so I just read it and meditated on it. It's a time loop game, of building friendships, exploring and reading poetry.
It's what I call a liturgical game, in the sense that it teaches you and provides you with the rules to participate in a ritual that places you in a certain spiritual space; in this case, one of love, melancholy and longing.
It speaks very deeply to enjoying the small touches in your life, and to appreciating the time you have, both with your loved ones, and in your own experience.
And in the most elegant twist, the end cannot ever be discussed, only ever the present. You can only speak in terms of what it is that you love and what you appreciate, never it terms of loss.
Anyway, this game: Buy it. Now. If you're interested in ritual play, emotional play, if you're interested in life or death or longing, if you're interested in poetry and exploring simplicity and presence in place, this is a game for you.