A modern odyssey
For most children, life is a game. But not every game is without risk. Crossing borders in Europe, ‘The Game’, as child migrants call it, is life-threatening. In search of a better life, these children often spend years on the road. Shadowgame tells their story in a long documentary, webdoc series and photo project. With this project Little Chicken is developing a game. In the game Sami travels through a dark and eerie wonderland, confronted with obstacles of mythical proportions.
Sami is from a war torn, poor country. He is a streetwise and resourceful kid. He has left his home country to find safety and a better future. During this tough journey Sami grows up fast. He regularly talks to his mother over the phone, and along the way he meets a whole range of characters that tell us about the extreme circumstances they go through.
With the background of Sami growing up during his epic odyssey, Shadow Game is a combination of a walking simulator and stealthy gameplay. During the various missions we learn about Sami’s story, and the man he is becoming.
- Developer Little Chicken Game Company
- Platform PC