What does The Order think about video games?

What Remains Of Edith Finch?


Many of us at The Order love gaming and regularly play.

We believe that video games can be a valuable tool for exploring our mortality,
supporting our mental health, and helping us grieve.

Read and listen to us talk about death and video games in the following places:

A video game image shows a crematory and a funeral taking place in the next room against a light purple and gray background. In the corner of the room is a coffin, and seven people conversing in the room.

Does The Order know about the A Mortician’s Tale game?


We do and we love it! In fact, you’ll find some of our names in the end credits.

A Mortician’s Tale creator, and game developer, Gabby DaRienzo has been a frequent contributor to The Order over the years. You can read her most recent article for us.


Death Positive Video Games

Spiritfarer

What Remains Of Edith Finch

The game centers on the character of Edith, whose family is afflicted by a perceived curse that causes all but one member of each generation to die in unusual ways.

Spiritfarer

Is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased.

A Mortician’s Tale

A Mortician’s Tale is a story-driven death positive video game where you play as a mortician tasked with running a funeral home.

Blackwood Crossing

When orphaned siblings cross paths with a mysterious figure, an ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love, and loss.

Dear Esther

A deserted island… a lost man… memories of a fatal crash… a book written by a dying explorer.

That Dragon, Cancer

An immersive narrative video game that retells Joel Green’s four years of living with cancer through poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores faith, hope and love.

The Graveyard

The player explores mortality by assuming the role of an elderly woman walking through a graveyard.

To the Moon

An ​​adventure RPG, about two doctors traversing through the memories of a dying man to fulfill his last wish

Felix the Reaper

A puzzle adventure game about Felix who is a Reaper at the Ministry of Death and is in love with Betty the Maiden from the Ministry of Life.

Gravity’s Ghost

The player explores the cycle of life and death by playing as the ghost of a young girl reuniting animal spirits with their physical bodies.