Last year in March I did a review about this amazing game but never shared it.
Wash Your Hands
A downloadable game
On the 11th of March 2020 a global pandemic was declared.
This is a live visualisation of the death toll from COVID-19. Each grave stone represents an actual life lost.
What to do
- Pick up flowers and place them on graves. Each time you login you'll be able to see the flowers that other players have left.
- Hover over graves to see some stats.
- The graves also update in real time. Grave diggers can be seen burying newly departed.
- You'll also be able to follow the footsteps of the player before you.
W, A, S and D to walk
SPACE to interact
Developed by Dean Moynihan
Music by Leafcuts
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I hope the dev can find a way to bring this back up
I played this game 5 months ago. I played it then in memory of those that perhaps wouldn't get a red rose on their grave. To choose a person and grieve, then move on. I played every night for a week, and I stopped. I placed schoolwork and an editing job as a top priority. I thought I would replay it today to see if there were more players.
This game is no longer downloadable because the numbers are too high and the game will crash.
Covid-19 is not a joke. It is not a political opinion. It is not something to brush under the rug.
Wash your hands.
I don't see the download link?
I suppose the death were too high that the game can't handle it anymore, guess the dev took it down for now
how do I download it? .--.
I am from Russia, and I am very surprised that something like this exists on the Internet. I hope the creator will fix the download, since the game * does not work
Same for me, it keeps loading and nothing happens. I guess there are too many gravestones to load. An option would be to make it only load chunks of the map instead of loading all the map at once. (like in Minecraft).
i cant seem to be able to get past the loading screen
Apologies. The more people that die, the harder the game is going to be to run. It wasn't really optimized for hundred and thousands of graves.
If it gets to the point where none of us can run it anymore, I'll either refactor some things or just take the game down.
Gets stuck on loading for me
82.000 people died. This is not only a number. These are lives and loved ones. Every rose you see is a prayer from someone, anyone. Wishing and hoping things will get better.
I was thinking and reflexing about the game and i let it in background until i started hearing footsteps.
The gravedigger, at that moment i started crying, 3 more victims holy fucking shit.
please ;( love for the whole family of each tomb in this game (from brazil S2)
Nice game, it's a great experience. I highly recommend to download it and think about what is going on out there in the world. When you realize how many graves there are and each one represents a death by COVID-19, you realize the severity of the problem.
The grave digger burying a newly departed.
It is such a simple but sensational concept. It is a great initiative in this time of pandemic.
Walked around. Placed some roses. Hugely moving experience. Thank you.
yeah, i liked the game
I considered doing the same...only glad there was no gravedigger there. That would have pushed me over.
The First One ;-; <3
Hello my friends,If your game still can't connect as same as me,please use your vpn connect to america and it's work.
Trouble connecting? Please make sure you're using the current available build of the game (v1.0).
my game crashed on the loading screen, I can still hear the sound of walking, but it stays on the loading screen, please help me
Hey man, Re-install the game and make sure u're using the current available build of the game (v1.0)
Have a good day. :)
delightful in a sad way
I've got a problem. I cant play, cuz the game stoped in the LOADING page.. ;-; Id love to play this, pls, help me.
Sad and absolutely great idea! Nice work dude!
stay safe everyone!
Everything passes (Tudo passa)
it was great
I made a video to popularise the topic. I am not too popular but It's all I can do. Greetings from Poland. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Stay strong people! <3
I copy your idea, sorry <3
Up the spawn rate for flowers a bit? I would like to lay more flowers for the victims. May they rest in peace.
hi, i really wanna play this but for some reason i keep getting an error when i try to open the application that just says it can't be opened at all. i already disabled gatekeeper, not sure what's wrong ): im on osx10.15
Hi, is there a chance to make it playable in Linux too?
hi! this game is absolutely amazing and as heartbreaking as it is inspiring.
i seem to have a problem with exiting the game once i open it,pressing esc didn't seem to work and i couldn't find a button to do so. i know this is probably me being a dummy but how do i exit it?
i really like this game concept. but you should put something we can comment about that someone grave. i really suggest it. and maybe you can put their name on it. i really want to give a comment to the victim... thank you so much for making this game! i heard lots of bell.. when i get in...
roses ar red vilots arre blu my name is plablato and i luv u
make this for celphone please i don't have conputer
I had already been trying to be careful and aware and smart about my germs and spreading it before I found this game, but this made it really hit home for me. Watching new graves get dug and seeing just how many graves there already are is so heartbreaking. It's so simple and so well made and really helps put things into perspective. Anyone reading this, please stay inside and stay safe. Thank you Dean Moynihan for really making everything click in my brain. I was very detached and apparently unaware before this point, and I appreciate you helping me realize the gravity of the situation, depressing as it is.
It's like lighting a candle for the deceased but in digital form. This is a lovely game. Well done for thinking of it.
I recommend as many people lay at least one rose.