We Are Chicago

Entrant 2016

Culture Shock Games


We Are Chicago is a glimpse into the life of a teenager living in the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. Drawing from real experiences, it depicts the challenges of living amidst gangs and violence.

Utilizing multiple choice dialogue and a narrative written by a resident of Chicago's south side, you react to the real scenarios that were shared with us. You must fight to keep your friends and protect your family, and discover the true story of poverty in Chicago.

Deciding how to handle your friends in life threatening situations could mean the difference between someone looking out for you or being on your own. With your friends divided, you're forced to make more difficult choices to protect everyone and make it to graduation.