Documentary Game, 2002-2003 (EFW Team)
A controversial game-based project that sought to draw first-person awareness to the inhumane treatment of ‘illegal immigrants’ in Australian detention centers. Some consider this project to be the first ‘documentary game, having appeared in the BBC, NYTimes, The Age, Liberation and Neural Magazine.
EFW received federal arts funding, something the Immigration Minister Phil Ruddock wasn’t very happy about.
Please visit here to see the original project page, with information as to the team members, design strategy, history, conceptual and political background.
The WikiPedia page for the project can be found here.
Escape From Woomera is archived for preservation by PANDORA the National Library of Australia’s web archive.