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Home and Back Again


Fourth Year

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Narrative Game

For the roots oft traveled but the stories unheard.

With Canada’s image of “peace, order, and good governance,” Home & Back Again
confronts this narrative by resurfacing the stories of trial and hardship that come with
immigration within the colonial history of North America. Home & Back Again is a 1st-person interactive narrative that follows site-specific stories within the spaces of Tkaronto. The player explores an undefined town as they listen to these stories of resilience and opposition. When certain revelations come to light at the end of the narrative, so may new perceptions of Tkaronto—and like any tale, what you believe and choose to listen to is solely up to you.

  • Created by
    Shelby D. Payocyoc