Freedom Summer

Category: Game Design
Contribution: Game Design, Programming, Consultancy

“Freedom Summer – A Quest for Social Justice” marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. While playing the game, students traverse Miami University’s Western campus and travel back in time to 1964, where they will experience the history of Freedom Summer. The prototype was funded by the NEH, and ended being developed in ARIS through an iterative game design process. I managed a team of students that did design work for this game, and ended up programming a mini-game for it in Gamemaker. (While the mini-game can be played following the link, please note that the final graphics were never provided. As a result, the game still has placeholder art from Final Fantasy VI.)

More information about the project can be read here.