Interactive Narrative Sharing 1: Rebuilding Haiti

This online game is interesting in the sense that it draws it’s narratives from a real-life event – the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on 12th January 2010. The earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, 1.5 million were displaced, and over 300,000 destroyed buildings in the 7.0 magnitude quake. I like how this game utilises the combination of interactive story where the player can play a part in the rebuilding of Haiti, as well as a platform that raises awareness – issues like famine, homelessness & poverty – to the players about the situation through journalism. I also like how it can also be immersive with the help of the environmental audios. 

Link: http://apps.rue89.com/haiti/en/

 

Side-note:

A possible way to raise awareness while getting some freedom to choose which is a component that i would really like to try and include in my works.

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