Rosewood: An Interactive History
(RAIH) uses gaming technology to explore Rosewood, Florida; an African American town destroyed during a 1923 race riot. It provides a way for making difficult histories accessible in a sensitive way by inviting users to explore rural Florida as it existed 100 years ago. This is a place-based simulation meaning there are no non-player characters (NPCs). This is a conscious choice to avoid misrepresenting real persons, or sensationalizing historical violence. You can learn more about this project at the Rosewood Heritage & VR Project
This commemorative coin is one way for us to raise additional funds to support further developmnet, including translating the game into additional languages, producing a VR version, and so forth.
RAIH is available as a demo via itch.io