Today, developer Lazy Bear Games — the team behind Punch Club — and publisher tinyBuild Games announced Graveyard Keeper, a medieval cemetery sim for Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux, due sometime in the summer of this year.
As you may remember, earlier this week the developer revealed that it was working on two games: Punch Club 2 and an unannounced game. Well, this is that game. Here’s an overview, courtesy of the game’s Steam page:
Graveyard Keeper is the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year. Build & manage your own graveyard while finding shortcuts to cut costs, expand into entertainment with witch-burning festivals, and scare nearby villagers into attending church. This is a game of capitalism and doing whatever it takes to build a thriving business.
- 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.
The game is currently holding Alpha sign ups, and will be playable via a public demo at PAX East 2017. At the moment, a price point has not been revealed.
Below, you can check out the new trailer: