Do you value your Civil Liberties?
Head over to thecurfewgame.com and try out the latest Channel 4 edutainment webgame.
Designed to make the player question the direction that society and politics are heading within this country, the Curfew challenges the player to decide who they can trust. Set in a future authoritarian security state, the player finds themselves out after Curfew and in possession of information that could be potentially harmful to the government. The player takes refuge in a hostel and, knowing that the police are coming, must try to deduce which of the strangers at the hostel can be trusted with this important information.
Using a combination of live acting and computer generated backgrounds, The Curfew is both good looking and well polished. The Curfew was written by international game critic, journalist and Marvel writer, KIERON GILLEN, (comic characters Thor, Iron Man, Ares, S.W.O.R.D.), and features actors Finn Jones (Hollyoaks), NIGEL HARMAN (EastEnders, Hotel Babylon), ARIA PRASAD (Spooks, No Angels), AMY NOBLE (EastEnders, Holby City), JOANNA MILLER (Bow Street Runner, Fanny Hill), and DEREK RIDDELL (Ugly Betty / No Angels). Legendary comedian and activist MARK THOMAS also cameos in the all-star cast.
â€œFully operating curfews actually do exist in over a thousand towns and cities across Britain today, where anyone under the age of 16-years-old found outside after 9pm can be removed from the streets and sent home by police,â€ says Alice Taylor, Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 Education. â€œThe Curfew was commissioned in response to this. So many civil liberties and freedoms have been outlawed, piece by piece, in recent years: itâ€™s no wonder weâ€™re told so many young people are disaffected by politics and politicians. We hope The Curfew will help inspire young people to become more involved in society and politics, and weâ€™re fantastically proud and pleased to see that Kieron Gillen, Simon Parkin and the team at Littleloud have produced a web game of such ground-breaking power and beauty.â€