Games to be featured at the Game Curious 2018 Showcases. Work in progress.
Four Horsemen is a visual novel about homelands and the immigrant experience. Play as a group of four contemporary immigrant teenagers trying to find a place for themselves in a present-dystopian country that has no place for them.
A game in which the player applies for asylum in a strange city.
It's a good starting point for discussions of displacement, being surrounded by a new context in which previous knowledge and relationships are erased.
"Navigate the story of Cecilia, a latina immigrant seeking protection by consulting a bruja in her neighborhood."
A game about solidarity and resistance in face of the oppression of police and systemic threats to immigrants.
A game about crossing the US-Mexico border while trying to evade the Border Police and survive dehydration. The game designer is the son of Mexican immigrants to the US. His parents told him stories about the dangers of the border crossing, which inspired the game.
The game brings the discussion of the risks faced by immigrants and refugees and how that affects multiple generations. It also could be discussed in relation to how these risks are presented and what it means to play a game that shows those stories in this specific way.