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DBLTAP: Dot's Home Named Games for Change Game of the Year: Full List of Winners

Games for Change, founded in 2004, aims to recognize and empower game makers who aim for real-world change with their games. In addition to the yearly Games for Change Awards, the nonprofit runs events, public arcades, design challenges and youth programs around the world.

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VentureBeat: Games for Change unveils 2022 video game and XR award winners

Dot’s Home won Game of the Year and Best Narrative winner at the 2022 Games for Change Awards.

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Dot’s Home Wins Game of the Year at Games for Change Festival!

Dot’s Home competed with 17 other finalists selected from the more than 400 games that were submitted this year. The game also won the Best Narrative Game award and was nominated for the categories of Best Civic Game and Most Significant Impact.

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You’re Not Alone 2022: That’s a Wrap!

The Real Women of Gaming staff raised money for the creators of an amazing game called Dot’s Home who are a part of the The Rise Home Project. This single player game follows the journey of Dot as she travels through time to key moments in her family’s history.

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Deadline: The American Black Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

The 2022 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced the Best of the ABFF Award winners. MINE won the award for Best Web Series.

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Finurah: ‘It’s Very Much a Rigged Game’: How a Video Game Called ‘Dot’s Home’ Highlights Discriminatory Housing Policies in the U.S.

The American dream myth is that wealth and prosperity is out there for everyone’s taking, and that the house with the white picket fence is accessible to all. But players in Dot’s Game are shown the obstacles faced by Black homebuyers in the U.S.

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5 Black Americans Who Made Significant Contributions To The Gaming Industry

Neil Jones is a black game developer and multi-disciplined 3D artist based in Detroit, US. Jones has developed amazing games such as Dot’s Home and Clique.

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ABFF Announces Winners of the American Black Film Festival 2022

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced the winners of the competitive film selections and talent pipeline programs during the Best of the ABFF Awards ceremony. MINE won Best Web Series.

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The Gaming Industry is Finally Teaching Players Empathy

The makers of Dot’s Home frame games as a tool for empathy differently from much of the dominant discussion. Rather than relying on the idea that empathy is developed from a game allowing you to “walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes”, the Rise-Home team sees Dot’s Home as an opportunity to witness someone else’s experience.

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Games for Change Unveils Social Impact G4C Award Finalists

Dot's Home is announced as a finalist in Game For Change's annual G4C Awards.

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Wired Review: In Dot's Home, Your Choices Are Often Illusions

The game tackles housing inequality, gentrification, racism, and generational trauma with elegance and empathy.

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Blerdy Otome's Review: Melanin Friendly Games – Dot’s Home

Dot’s Home is a call to action for people to stop and seriously consider where we are now and where we’re going in the future.

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“But Next Time”: How can we ensure that next time disaster strikes will be different?

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MINE Receives Best Episodic/Web Series Award at the 2022 Denton Black Film Festival

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The Booklist Reviews Alejandria Fights Back

"This bilingual tale incorporates realistic events into a story that will resonate with modern readers."

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Kotaku Review: Powerful Free Steam Game Captures The Consequences Of Housing Inequality For People Of Color

The point-and-click narrative game Dot’s Home shines a light on this often-overlooked

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IGN interviews Dot's Home Creators

Dot’s Home Is a Small Game Tackling a Mighty Subject: the Black Housing Crisis

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At Home Librarian Reviews Alejandria Fights Back!

"For those communities on the frontlines of these issues, this is a book to encourage the youngest community members to use their voices."

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