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A graveyard simulator, a story of epitaphs, a tale of ghosts that haunt, a game with no goal— all valid descriptions of Boon Hill.
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Graveyard Visit!

Posted by Matthew Ritter (Creator)

Greetings to those who are not dead!

Today we visited another graveyard for more research and creepy pictures. This time we went to a beautiful catholic graveyard. Boy, do they know how to die.

The graveyard like all graveyards was rife with inspiration to the kind of stories and suggestive subtext I want to have in Boon Hill. Things like this...

There's so much here I don't even know where to start. We have a man who served in WWII. A nickname of Joy for the girl. We can assume they were married. But who knows? Maybe they're siblings. The 'back together again' epitaph, but only one of them is dead. Promising to be completed some day. This is a grave that just reeks subtext in a way I find fascinating. There's so much about both their lives here in this simple plaque.

Here's another one I think was rife with stories. This was a family grave. A different color from the rest. I won't go into the stuff I see in it, you can just look it over yourself. See if you think it's as interesting as I do.

There's also this one:

Which I just thought was great. What a lovely epitaph. I hope someone says something that nice about me after I'm gone.

There's a ton of more photos I took, but those were the best ones I think. Just keeping you all abreast that I'm indeed researching and working on the project!


Also, Emily Short did a nice little blurb over on her blog here: talking about Boon Hill.

Donations are still coming in at a fairly good rate and I'd like to thank all the new backers, and those old backers that have not decided to pull out of the project. You are all my glory friends!

Talk to you all soon.


Matthew Ritter


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    1. Matthew Ritter Creator on

      That is indeed a classic epitaph. Thanks.

    2. Luke Tofte on

      Just saw this on reddit, you might enjoy it ;)

    3. Matthew Ritter Creator on

      B Alan Eisen: Well, these photos were taken in the best graphic engine ever! The real world!

      I assume you mean for the game. Cocos2dX is what we're currently building it in and things seem to be going well. Hopefully that continues.

      Bryon: Super cool is what it is.

    4. B Alan Eisen on

      What graphic engine are you using?

    5. Byron Campbell

      Blurbed by Emily cool is that? For those who don't know her, she is a notable IF (text adventures) author, a PhD, and a great source of musings on all things interactive. The IF community is small but extremely dedicated, so hopefully some of them will be intrigued by the few sentences she wrote and come check the game out.