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Play a Game

There are so many ways we can explore the world and each other’s experiences – sometimes without evening opening the front door.

This Simple Act is inspired by the many video games that have themes of movement, borders and the search for home.

There’s Bury Me, My Love, where you use text messages to advise your wife Nour as she tries to flee Syria for Europe; Papers, Please, which puts you in the shoes of a border guard; The Night Fisherman, where you face a tense encounter in the English Channel – and many more.

Whether you’re an avid gamer or open to trying something new, discover a new game this Refugee Week and experience the world from a different perspective, and go a step further by sharing with a friend, or writing an online review.

Let us know what you played and how you found it by sharing on social media using #SimpleActs and #PlayaGame. If your social media post includes images or names of other people, make sure you get permission first, including from parents/ guardians of anyone under 18.

Inspiration

Game Changers: Award-winning Video Games with Refugee Experiences at the Heart, Counterpoints Arts’ PopChange project

Game Designer Florent Maurin shares the story behind his game Bury Me, My Love:

Play a Game is one of eight Simple Acts you can do for Refugee Week 2021. To view them all, visit the Simple Acts page.

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