Human rights are in peril, democracy in the dust. You: an agent of the Council on American Heritage, sent to capture mysterious fugitive Ken Asaba--and into high-risk situations that challenge you to ask: What if? How close are we already to America 2049? America 2049 is a Facebook game, reaching beyond the world's most popular social network to include other social media, fictional websites, historical artifacts, real-life events, and Hollywood celebrities.
This award winning project features Harold Perrineau (LOST), Victor Garber (Alias), Cherry Jones (24), Anthony Rapp (Rent), and comedian/actor Margaret Cho. The game drops players into an alternate reality America of the near future, sends them to track a mysterious fugitive, and asks them, in the process of completing their various missions, to make tough and thoughtful decisions about the future of human rights and democracy in this country: from immigrants' and women's rights to marriage equality and freedom of expression. It combines social networking with videos, voice-overs, graphics, historical artifacts, offline events, its own "search engine of the future" (www.zooglio.com) and student curriculum in talk-show format (www.gooddayeverydaynews.com).
ABOUT THE CREATORS
MALLIKA DUTT is president and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice.Through award-winning initiatives in India and the United States, Breakthrough addresses critical global issues including violence against women, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, racial justice, and immigrant rights.
HEIDI BOISVERT is founder and creative director of the futurePerfect lab, a boutique creative agency that works in partnership with non-profits to engineer their social messages for mass appeal through imaginative and playful applications of integrated media and emerging technology. As multimedia director for Breakthrough, Heidi oversaw the production of a wide range of new media projects that help raise awareness of pressing social issues, including serving as creative director, producer, and co-game designer for America 2049. Boisvert also designed Breakthrough's ICED: I Can End Deportation, the first 3D social change game, which explores unfair U.S. immigration policies and has reached 150,000 people.