Lazy Bear Games, the indie studio behind Punch Club, released its newest project Graveyard Keeper for the Xbox One family of consoles and PC today. However, in a surprise announcement, the game has also been added to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription program right out of the gate.
Humorously described as "the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year," Graveyard Keeper is a sandbox management game that has players building and operating a graveyard while dealing with various "ethical dilemmas."
Here are some more details on what players can expect straight from the developer:
Build and manage your own graveyard, and expand into other ventures, while finding shortcuts to cut costs. Use all the resources you can find. After all, this is a game about the spirit of capitalism, and doing whatever it takes to build a thriving business. And it’s also a love story.
- Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper burger meat for the witch-burning festival, when you have so many resources lying around?
- Gather valuable materials and craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business. Help yourself -- gather the valuable resources scattered across the surrounding areas, and explore what this land has to offer.
- Quests and corpses. These dead bodies don't need all those organs, do they? Why not grind them up and sell them to the local butcher? Or you can go on proper quests, you roleplayer.
- Explore mysterious dungeons. No medieval game would be complete without those! Take a trip into the unknown, and find discover new alchemy ingredients -- which may or may not poison a whole bunch of nearby villagers.
In addition to today's new arrival, the $9.99 per month Xbox Game Pass subscription has over 150 games in its catalog, and also gives access to all upcoming first-party Microsoft games on day one.