Be4AM is an interactive fictional novel-based game that portrays Korean shamanism’s cultural aspects and its power to heal the people who struggle with mental or physical problems caused by the souls of the dead.
Shamanism is often portrayed as witchcraft or an eerie ritual that makes uncomfortable energy and takes advantage of the people who desperately need help. It is also gradually disappearing from society as it is considered ‘old-fashioned.’ On the other hand, Korean shamanism is a folk religion that dates back to prehistory and has significant historical value. Ancestors used to believe shamans had the power to heal the patients who were bothered by evil spirits, communicate with gods, and predict the future. This belief still exists; recently, people visit shamans to get counseling and cope with their situation. Therefore, shamanism functions as a ‘spiritual therapist’ to people who seek spiritual guidance and treatment.