Lives at War
Lives at War



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

The Lives at War 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!

Lives at War
Lives at War

Lives at War is a brand new game that has been developed in collaboration with designers Corporation Pop, filmmaker Annis Joslin, 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.

We launched the game at Brighton Digital Festival 2011 at a special event which included talks by history experts and some of the people who made the game. Guests were invited to play the game and see some of the work developed by younger people, including films, drawings and oral histories.

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




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