Games intentionally designed to teach the meaning & importance of consent.
Content Warning: this game contains descriptions of sexual violence.
A Thousand Cuts (ATC) is a provocative, well-written, texting game about Title IX and Consent. ATC was created by writer and game designer Elizabeth Ballou and was a winning game from the 13th Annual Life.Love. Game Design Challenge.
This is a fun game that addresses consent in various ways -- including consent in situations not involving dating relationships. Crossing Boundaries follows the adventures of three students who have just graduated and are travelling around the world!
As they travel, their adventures lead to many encounters involving consent and the variety of ways that it applies in everyday situations. Crossing Boundaries also includes the in-game 'Snog a Frog' where the player will play against the characters to see who can win at this short but fun mini-game!
Content Warning: This game is not appropriate for all ages or all players. It does include some potentially upsetting scenes and the OPTIONS allows players to skip these scenes if they prefer.
Stuck in a Dark Place covers many scenarios where consent applies and does so through the narrative of one person's story reflecting on their past while they are in prison.
Stuck in a Dark Place also includes an Educator's Mode which allows teachers & students to begin the game at a specific chapter for classroom discussions. However, it is advised that the entire game first be played through from beginning to end in order to fully appreciate the context of the individual scenes.
Rispek Danis (meaning "the Respect Dance" in English) is a game in Bislama developed for ni-Vanuatu youth. The game is culturally appropriate with characters, scenes, and dialogue reflecting life on Vanuatu. Rispek Danis was developed in collaboration with World Vision Vanuatu.
Rispek Danis was a 2019 Games for Change Awards finalist in the category of Most Significant Impact!
(This game is also available in English as 'The Respect Dance' but for those who speak Bislama this original version is much more authentic. The English version was only created to share with attendees at the 2019 Games for Change Festival.)