Earlier this month we reported that the simulator game Graveyard Keeper was heading to mobile and now it has finally arrived. If you missed it, check out our previous coverage as well as the trailer below:


At first glance, it’s not hard to see that Graveyard Keeper looks and plays very similar to the popular farm simulator Stardew Valley, except that it has a much darker theme where most of your time will be spent running a graveyard and facing several ethical dilemmas.

Graveyard Keeper is a product of Lazy Bear Games, the same indie studio behind a few other titles such as Swag and Sorcery or Punch Club. In this game, your goal is to manage a cemetery and make it prosper. That will have you exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, collecting resources, crafting items, and if you feel like it, even cutting out an organ or two from the dead bodies to sell to the local butcher.

Graveyard Keeper Trade
Trade with local merchants

Do note that many players have found the gameplay to be quite tedious, especially in comparison to similar titles such as Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley. This is due to the fact that many in-game mechanics are not explained, resulting in lots of guessing and grinding. Thus, those who don’t have the patience to figure out how things work will find very little to enjoy here. On the other hand, if you don’t mind that, then you shouldn’t encounter any issue with this game. Basically, there’s no hand-holding here, which is either a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

Graveyard Keeper Dungeon
Explore dark dungeons and fight against monsters

The game is currently available on Google Play and the App Store as a premium release. It’ll set you back $9.99 (Rs 690) if you want to pick it up, which is about half of the Steam price. If you also want to have the Breaking Dead DLC, you’ll have to spend an additional 3 bucks (Rs 210) on an IAP to unlock it. There is no advertisement included.

All in all, Graveyard Keeper has plenty of content to offer if you are resilient enough to overcome its initial grindy phase. Yes, it still has a long way to go before it can compete with Stardew Valley, but the price/performance ratio is quite reasonable here.