Biik Bilik features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories that are local to your (the player's) area. Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group can customise existing stories or submit new stories to be featured on the platform through their local ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation). Go to biikbilik.com.au for more info.
The platform was co-designed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Dandenong, Australia. It features Dandenong specific stories but over the coming months more stories will be added and customised to different locations in Australia.
Aunty Leah may be isolated throughout the pandemic, but she still plays an important role in Jimmy's life. Throughout the game you'll get introduced to local people that live in Dandenong and can support you and connect you to other (real life) locals.
Quirky characters you'll meet in the game and that also exist in real life!
- Dr Hung, the resident GP (and GP of the year) at the Bunurong Health Services in Dandenong
- Stewart, The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer in Dandenong
- Jenny, the CEO of the Dandenong District Aboriginal Co-Operative Limited.
- Nathan, the Youth Worker at Dandenong District Aboriginal Co-Operative Limited.
Biik Bilik is a place where Aboriginal communities can build out their stories and share them with others. If you identify as Aboriginal and live in Australia we invite you to share your story with us and we can build it into the game. We are currently working to expand and localise the game to all areas in Australia.
Biik Bilik was built on the Streets of My Town platform.
Streets of My Town is an award nominated serious game platform built for local not for profit organisations to start using video games in their support for specific target groups.
***FEATURED AT GLOBAL GAMES FOR CHANGE FESTIVAL 2022***
***SELECTED FEATURE on TOKYO GAME SHOW***
***FEATURED AT AUSTRALASEAN GAMES FOR CHANGE FESTIVAL 2021***
***NOMINATED FOR GAME DEVELOPERS AWARD AUSTRALIA in the SERIOUS GAMES CATEGORY***
Streets of My Town is more than a game. It's a social impact game service that lets you build your own game. Engage your community using award-winning game design, gorgeous, hand-painted drawings, and interactive storylines.
Use our immersive experience to:
- Educate players about issues that are difficult to talk about.
- Survey communities about local issues.
- Change behaviours by simulating situations and practicing responses.
- Empower young people to have their say in local policy development.
Visit www.streetsofmytown.com to make a version that suits your area or your specific issues.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands these games are created for. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters, and thank them for protecting the country, waterways and its ecosystems since time immemorial. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people engaging in this game and narratives.