When Punch Club was released early last year by tinyBuild and developers Lazy Bear Games, it became a surprise hit with a lot of gamers. And now the duo are teaming up again to bring us Graveyard Keeper, which they bill as “the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of the year.” A top-down simulation game seemingly drawing initial comparisons to Stardew Valley, Graveyard Keeper is all about capitalism, as you try to run the most successful graveyard possible, even if that means selling away a few “resources” in some shady deals, or using said resources to provide hot dog meat for the upcoming festival.
The announcement trailer seen below doesn’t show much in the way of gameplay, but definitely establishes the game’s humorous tone. That said, Graveyard Keeper will be shown off at PAX East next month, so we won’t have to wait long to see how it plays so far and get some initial impressions. For those of you at home, though, you can also sign up for the alpha at the game’s official site, and then hopefully you’ll get to enjoy it as well before Graveyard Keeper is released later in 2017 for PC and Xbox One.