About

Tracking Ida is an educational alternate reality game (ARG) inspired by the pioneering investigative journalism of Ida B. Wells in the 1890s. Players uncover Ida B. Wells’ crusade against lynching and use her strategies to investigate police and vigilante killings today. Along the way, they solve puzzles, decode messages through a phonograph, role-play as investigative journalists, interview members of their community, and harness social media to spread awareness.

More information: http://trackingida.com/

 

My Role

I worked on this project as a UX Researcher & also helped document the experience through film.

 

Team

Lishan AZ | Lead & Creative Director

Jasmin Young | Historical Consultant & Writer

Marton Robinson | Art Director

Funkster Scerbak | Artist & Game Designer

Yiwen Dai | Artist & Game Designer

Amy Huang | Artist & Game Designer

Tonia Beglari | Producer

Allison Comrie | Producer

Emilia Yang | Producer & Game Designer

Gabriela Purri R. Gomes | UX Researcher

Morgan Collins | Writer

 

Date

2016/2017

Trailer

Festivals & Awards

Games for Change 2017 | Best Gameplay Winner

 

Indiecade 2017 | Finalist

 

Indiecade Select @E3 2017