Another world is possible: building games for just futures

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Game design in systematically excluded communities offers a powerful framework for empowering communities. These findings are based upon The Resisters—an alternate reality game built with young people about social movement history in Providence, RI—and Vukuzenzele—a collaboration between an interactive media firm and an informal settlement non-governmental organization (NGO) in Cape Town, South Africa. In this article, I assert the value of game development as a process, the importance of considering collaborations with stakeholders, and the challenges and possibilities of intentional game design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-172
Number of pages8
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2022


  • Game design
  • alternate reality games
  • games for social change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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