“Death positive” was a term I’d never heard before I saw the trailer for upcoming indie game A Mortician’s Tale. It describes the movement to embrace and understand death instead of fearing and hiding from it. For morticians, the philosophy isn’t exactly voluntary.
In A Mortician’s Tale, you’re a mortician prepping corpses and soothing the loved ones those corpses left behind. Developer Laundry Bear, who put out 2015's Trackoons, describes A Mortician’s Tale as “an informative (and sometimes humorous) look at the current state of and the future of the western death industry.” It’s got an original soundtrack and pastel purple art thats drives home its non-emo approach to death.
The game is slated for late Spring/early Summer of this year. You can catch it on Steam (PC/Mac). It looks like a mind-opener!