Game launched to to raise awareness about death row prisoners

'This Is (Not) A Game' lets players determine whether they can save the prisoner on death row or not


Social Desk October 14, 2021

Justice Project Pakistan has launched a game to raise awareness about finding legal help for death row prisoners and their families. 

Named 'This Is (Not) A Game,' the interactive online activity is based on a multi-narrative fictional story and gives the player two choices on each interface, leading to the final result - whether you were able to save the prisoner on death row or not.

Illustrated by Umair Najeeb Khan, each option in the game has a carefully curated photo with it. The choices players face are similar to the choices people face in the real world.

The game puts one in a difficult position as the player tries to save the lives of people on death row, weighing the pros and cons and simultaneously looking after oneself.

The game was launched on World Day Against the Death Penalty, observed on October 10. It sheds light on how this 'game' is a reality for over 4,000 Pakistani death row prisoners, whose struggles can span decades.

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