Detroit Free Press: Experience Detroit housing challenges through participatory play ‘Dot’s Home Live’
The video game Dot's Home is coming to life on the stage as “Dot’s Home Live,” an interactive play that debuts in Detroit on Friday.
Dot’s Home, a relatable mobile game about housing insecurity and redlining developed in Detroit, is getting the stage treatment. The game has been turned into an interactive play through a partnership with theater company A Host of People and community organization Detroit Action.
On June 30 at 7 p.m. and July 1 at 2 p.m., the Detroit-based ensemble theatre A Host of People will present Dot’s Home Live, a devised theatrical event adapted from the video game “Dot’s Home,” touching on themes of racial justice, housing policy, and time travel.
Paige Wood and Luisa Dantas were interviewed by Apartment Therapy about Dot's Home and why the game doesn't shy away from exploring the predatory practices and exploitation that people of color experience in the housing market.
Apple announced the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, spotlighting 16 apps and games that inspired users to engage more deeply with the world, expand their imaginations, and stay connected to friends and loved ones. Dot's Home was awarded the Cultural Impact Award.
Apple announced its Apple App Store Awards winners for 2022, recognizing the best apps and games across the bevy of Apple devices. Dot’s Home and Inua – A Story In Ice And Time earned their award by shedding light on underrepresented cultures and systemic issues affecting them.
Games for Change, founded in 2004, aims to recognize and empower game makers who aim for real-world change with their games. In addition to the yearly Games for Change Awards, the nonprofit runs events, public arcades, design challenges and youth programs around the world.