Tales of Escape

Student’s version of a quilt code

Tales of Escape is a Text Adventure Game about the Underground Railroad. This game was made with the Learning team at the International Slavery Museum (Liverpool) working with five students from Belvedere Academy History Club. Over a course of four weeks we created a series of scenarios, each with choices and consequences based upon the Underground Railroad, the code name for a network of secret routes, places and people that aided fugitives in the United States escape from Slave States to Free States.

The girls learned more about the transatlantic slave trade, examined objects from the museum’s handling collection and learned to use Twine. The game was officially released during Slavery Remembrance Day (23rd August)

Play the game, read the blog from one of the students.

Board for Tales of Escape in the Anthony Walker learning room at the International Slavery Museum.

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