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maybe make some change

by Aaron A. Reed


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About the Story

Inspired by the Maywand district killings in Afghanistan, 'maybe make some change' explores a frozen battlefield moment from six violently conflicting perspectives.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 7, 2011
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: 3C3EE1D4-A936-4FE8-B8A5-4A5354DAE231
TUID: gugrcz22ghdljosu

Off-Site Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Never Say Never: Maybe Make some Change
It’s an interactive experience about an ongoing war but while it depicts horror it doesn’t preach or make a chest-thumping political statement. Instead, it tells a brutal and frankly upsetting story about confusion: the confusion of combat, of conflicting opinions and advice, of hatred and prejudice, and, on all sides, the confusion of agendas and loyalty.
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auntie pixelante
the flashing cursor of the traditional text adventure suggests limitless possibilities. but the frustration that many players discover upon typing a few phrases is that the game will only respond to those phrases, those modes of action, that the author has prepared the game for – that the author has authorized. but there are some situations, some places where a deceptively, frustratingly limited ability to act is in fact a concrete, unarguable reality. like afghanistan, under command of american military sergeants.
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
Aaron Reed’s “maybe make some change” is a more polished, web-accessible release of the work that premiered at the IF Demo Fair as “what if im the bad guy”. Aaron is releasing it today on the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of our war in Afghanistan.
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Realities of War as a Text Adventure
Maybe Make Some Change is a browser-based text adventure based on the Maywand District killings in Afghanistan, in which a group of U.S. army soldiers allegedly formed a "kill team" last year that murdered unarmed Afghans and arranged the scenes to look like insurgent attacks.
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v.3: 28-Nov-2011 14:01 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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  v.2: 28-Nov-2011 14:01 - Sam Kabo Ashwell
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v.1: 28-Nov-2011 13:59 - Sam Kabo Ashwell
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