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We Are Chicago: A Strikingly Authentic Game That Portrays Harsh Realities

We Are Chicago: A Strikingly Authentic Game That Portrays Harsh Realities

We Are Chicago: A Strikingly Authentic Game That Portrays Harsh Realities

Experience a side of Chicago you’ve probably never seen before courtesy of Culture Shock Games


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In this first-person 3D narrative adventure, players step into the shoes of Aaron, a high-schooler who lives on Chicago’s South Side. A week before graduation, Aaron’s best friend Robert disappears.

Aaron has also been threatened at school, and neighborhood violence has increased. He’s no longer sure who he can trust or who his real friends are.

Explore Aaron’s life and relationships to discover the truth about what’s happening and uncover what really matters.

Developer Culture Shock Games:

Utilizing a myriad of in-depth first person interviews that are interwoven into the game’s story, everything in We Are Chicago was created with intent and purpose. We have worked tirelessly to understand and accurately portray the nuances of the characters’ relationships and struggles while bringing them to life in an interactive gameplay experience.

Beyond the game itself, we are using the game’s voice and a portion of the proceeds from the game to help raise awareness and support two non-profit groups, All Stars Project of Chicago and Reclaim Our Kids, who have a mission to help curb violence and provide positive and creative opportunities to kids living on Chicago’s south and west side.

We Are Chicago will be launching in Q1 2017 for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam. The game can be pre-ordered now at a 10% discount.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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