A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Dot's Home is a single-player, 2D, narrative-driven video game that follows a young Black woman in Detroit living in her grandmother’s beloved home, as she travels through time to relive key moments in her family’s history where race, place, and home collide in difficult choices.

As an interactive experience, Dot's Home allows players to see the harmful systems that dictate our relationship to race and place, through the eyes of those that are most impacted. By inserting the player into scenarios where they have to make choices about how and where to live in the midst of redlining, urban renewal, and gentrification, we ask a fundamental question: “How did your family end up where they are today, and how much choice did they really have in that journey?”

Dot's Home is a production of the Rise-Home Stories project: a creative collaboration between multimedia storytellers and housing and land justice advocates who have come together over the course of three years, to reimagine the past, present, and future of our communities by transforming the stories we tell about them.

Game development by Weathered Sweater, Neil Jones, and James Williams.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Oct 22, 2021
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6)
AuthorsRise-Home Stories, Weathered Sweater
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Casual, dots-home, Female Protagonist, Meaningful Choices, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Point & Click, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Blog

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Dot's Home (Mac) - v1.0.5 190 MB
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