For the Ni3 GCRF project, we have developed third person narrative exploration games. Our Uganda game focuses on a girl, Peace, her brother and their family. It looks at the issue of child marriage from a range of perspectives and the challenges faced by Peace and her family.
The game has been designed to increase understanding of sexual coercion and abuse as both a consequence of and contributing factor to child marriage in Uganda. The aim of the game is to empower young people; to increase empathy for victims of sexual violence and child marriage; and to raise awareness of its causes and effects.
Our Uganda game is based on the core mechanics of environmental interaction, ‘sneaking’ and dialogue.