Cool concept and addicting game!
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Now also available on the Google Play Store for Android! Get it here.
You can support the game by purchasing Borders Merchandise here!
Currently installed at:
Sol Gallery in Lamar University's Art Department, Beaumont, TX
Please consider donating towards helping the cost of the art installation.
Borders is a political art game created not only to exhibit video games as an art form but to portray the dangers Mexican immigrants face in order to give the next generation a better future. Players attempt to cross the border while avoiding La Migra (border patrol) and staying hydrated. The place where every player dies is permanently recorded into the video game's world, represented by a skeleton. This universal symbol communicates where players should be careful as well as simulates the large death toll claimed by Mexico's deserts.
Check out the exhibition here!
Made in a 7 day long gamejam with two first time game developers, Gonzalo and Jon,and 1 veteran, Genaro.
Gonzalo Alvarez - Artist, Creative Director, Art Direction, Animator, Game Designer www.Gonzzink.com
Jon DiGiacomo - Engineer, Level Designer
Genaro Vallejo Reyes - Game,Level, and Sound Designer
Special Thanks to Eric Skiff and Desto for providing royalty free music used for this game!
Last updated: 1/6/2017
- Added high score table
- Added death toll counter to main menu
- Maintain death count while playing
- Introduce more types of clutter
|Published||323 days ago|
|Release date||323 days ago|
|Authors||Gonzzink, Reckoner, Jonathan DiGiacomo|
|Tags||8-bit, artgame, border, border-patrol, colored, hispanic, immigrant, mexican, Pixel Art, Stealth|
|License||GNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)|
|Asset license||All rights reserved|
|Average session||A few minutes|
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Thank you so much! It was really awesome meeting you and your friends and appreciate your support :)
Hey I downloaded the BordersMacVersion but when I double click the download it opens up on Text Edit. It would be much appreciated if you could help out. Thanks!
Hey Suppiero I'm sorry that's happening! Trying to fix it right now. You may have to re download but its free. I'll messsage you soon as its fixed.
I reuploaded the zip file, unzip the file and you should be able to play it now!
Dear Gonzzink i can not play the border game because it tells me failed to intalize 3d for windows 7 i do not know what to do
Do you mind explain your problem a little further so we can find a solution?
Based on the error you described, could you answer the following questions:
What is the specific error that is being displayed?
Have you experience this issue with any other Unity based games?
Are your graphics drivers are up to date?
Is Direct X up to date?
Are you sure you have a graphics card that supports the Unity Engine (see requirements below)?
Minimum Windows Requirements for Unity based games:
OS: Windows XP SP2+
Graphics Card: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
CPU: SSE2 instruction set support
Resources for checking and updating DirectX version:
My mom told me about this game, and I really like it she actually has passed the border she tells me her stories on crossing the border this is the best free game I have played on pc!:D
wow thanks for sharing that with me! Your words mean a lot and I'm glad I made something you can connect with :)
Why was the mac version taken down?
The Mac version was outdated because of the updated and we have not created the new build. We will get to that shortly!
Glad to see how polished this game is for a game jam game! Also good thinking with the tone, music, and setting. Curious if the whole map was manually constructed?
thank you so much! It was our first game ever so im glad to hear it all came together. The two levels were manually constructed by the Genaro and Jon while I just did the art assets.
I'm not at all good at this :(
Hey that was the most entertaining run through of our game I have seen! haha (Just incase it was sarcasm you are actually a mexican american immigrant trying to cross to America xD) Thanks for playing the game and Im glad you liked my art!
Thanks for checking out our game! Clearly we need to reduce the difficulty and make the level layout a little more intuitive!
Nice work !