Immigration Video Game–Grand Theft Nation
Posted By James Fulford On 20 February 2008



This is a new video game, in which the object is to play the role of an alien, break and enter into the United States, and stay, avoiding deportation.
[quote]There were times in the last two years that Heidi Boisvert wasn’t sure if the game she was teaching herself to make should be fun. It’s a game about immigration that puts players in the virtual bodies of one of four fictional people not born in the United States. The player’s goal in “ICED“? To not get deported.

The player runs through a fictional city, dashing through icons that represent acts of civic good like planting trees, donating blood or volunteering at a soup kitchen, and answering questions about immigration in America. But if they give wrong answers, a “Grand Theft Auto“-style “wanted