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. ‟