A MAZE. / Berlin 2022

11th International Games and Playful Media Festival

Amira's Blessing

by Jebby Zhang & Kaitlin Bonfiglio (United States)

Genre: 2.5D top-down, narrative, historical narrative

How do the choices we make affect our lives? The lives of our families? The world?

Amira's Blessing is a single-player, 2.5D game that is fundamentally about family and the consequences of choices that echo through generations. Play as Micah, a twelve-year-old boy living with his mother and grandmother, twenty years after Moses led the Hebrews across the Red Sea (per the biblical story of Exodus). In the game, Micah can interact with other characters such as Talia (his best friend), Batya (his grandmother), and Asher (a father figure to Micah). Players will struggle with the moral complexity of choices that have no clear “right” or “wrong”. They will navigate and deal with the consequences of such impossible choices. What will you do?

Platform: PC