IRL: The Game

Entrant 2021

Julia Makivic and Chris Stedman


IRL: The Game is a collaboration between game designer Julia Makivic and author Chris Stedman. The game is inspired by Stedman's latest book "IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives" and explores themes of what it means to be real online. Players click through posts in a surreal digital landscape and interact with a series of exciting internet personalities. In the process, players examine their own relationship the internet and how their digital life intersects with their physical life.