You have serendipitously stumbled upon the remains of an alternate reality game played in Providence, RI, between September 29 - October 20, 2014. The game was designed from archival research about local social movement history, and built through a participatory design process with game designer Alexandrina Agloro and local youth co-designers.
Use the tabs above to navigate through the story, the challenges, the social media, and the archives of this game.
First contact will be on Friday, September 12, 2014 at MCM (155 George St.) Room 207 to receive your packet.
The agent will there between 2-5 PM. Drop by between those hours.
Second contact will be at the same place, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2-5 PM.
You only need to make it to one rendezvous point.
Can't make it but still want to play? Email TheResistersPVD@gmail.com.
Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island.
Founded in 1636 by English Protestant theologian Roger Williams, Providence was the answer to Williams's exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635. He named his new settlement after 'God's merciful Providence'. After purchasing the land from local Narragansett tribes, he and his followers quickly started practice and preach their credences. Williams believed in subversive ideologies such as religious freedom, separation of church and state, and fair transactions with local Native American tribes.
He declared the settlement open to all religious dissenters and outcasts seeking political refuge. Williams began his dream of creating a model community for different peoples. Since its inception, Providence has remained as a unique community of diverse individuals seeking their own freedoms and convictions.