RiotLeak is a game that documents the December 2010 student protest in
London, UK. In RiotLeak, you play the role of a photojournalist charged with
documenting the protest. As a photojournalist, you will re-enact key events
related to the student protestors use of social media, and experience how social
media is changing the way we protest.
The project challenges the traditional definition of documentary practice in
cinema and games. The game takes an innovative approach to ART, mixing
actual photos of the event with familiar icons that have been detoured and
recuperated. And unlike traditional documentaries (which are time based),
RiotLeak creates a spatiotemporal experience where players experience time via
RiotLeak will be released for PC and Mac download or in-browser play on December 10, 2011.