Lives at War
Lives at War


Monday 19 September 2011

History comes to life in this exciting new online game made for young people

At this event we unveil our new online game made for young people. The game animates the dramatic history of Brighton during World War II, bringing the past vividly to life, and putting you in the centre of the story! We are proud to be launching Lives at War at Brighton Digital Festival (September 2011).

Lives at War
Lives at War

Lives at War is a brand new game that has been developed in collaboration with designers Corporation Pop, students from Longhill High School in Brighton and a group of older people from Brighton and Hove who were alive during World War II.
To play the game go to:
Press Release: Lives at War Launches 19.09.11

Over the past year, as part of a wider education project called Past Present, students have been visiting the Mass Observation Archive, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Whitehawk Air Raid Shelter and Lighthouse, doing video editing, collecting oral histories and undertaking research.

Using this information, and working with older people, they have designed and made characters, stories and films that make up the Lives at War game. The game is based on a collection of films from Screen Archive South East. These films from a collection called Films from the Home Front, have inspired the design and feel of the game as well as its characters and storyline. The game has been built by Corporation Pop, incorporating the media created by young people.
Lives at War gives young people an opportunity to immerse themselves in a game environment that has films and information that are embedded in interactive objects, teaching young people about what it was like to live on the home front in World War II.

The game will be launched at event at Lighthouse, which includes talks by history experts and some of the people who made the game. There will an opportunity to play the game and see some of the work developed by younger people, including films, drawings and oral histories.

Date: Monday 19 September 2011

Times: 1700 – 1900

Venue: Lighthouse

Entry: Free

Lives at War Game Launch is part of the PARN project (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives) which designs, develops, creates, exhibits and analyses contemporary forms for storytelling in a pan-European context. PARN as well as Lives at War Game Launch is made possible with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Digital Film Archive Fund.




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