A young Black woman living in her grandmother’s beloved home relives key moments in her family history where, race, place and home collide in difficult choices.
DOT’S HOME is a single-player game where DOT (Dorothea Hawkins) travels throughtime to key moments in her family’s history to see how individual decisions— however seemingly inconsequential, let alone right or wrong — have long-lasting collective impact.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
‟ DOT'S HOME is an inspiring example of how the power of games can be leveraged to transform the narratives that shape our culture and society for a more equitable future. ‟
‟ Being a person of color, an immigrant, and a teacher myself this game and the story really resonated with me. ‟
‟ I just wanted to thank you for creating Dot's Home. I just played through it this morning, and I really enjoyed how it took a really complex issue and broke it down into a digestible narrative format. ‟
‟ Dot’s Home provides both validation and insight into how housing inequality manifests for people of color in the U.S. ‟
‟ The game tackles housing inequality, gentrification, racism, and generational trauma with elegance and empathy. ‟
‟ The Rise-Home Stories Project has created something often impossible in the gaming industry: a fully-fleshed out narrative video game created by people of color and for people of color. ‟
‟ Dot's Home has a goal of validating the experiences of young Black and Brown people by recognizing a system that is stacked against them. It also aims to expose this complex system through game mechanics. ‟
‟ Thanks to Rise-Home Stories, children and even adults are getting the chance to learn about the communities that are in need of their stories to be told, with the excitement of playing on their devices. ‟