The immersive video game UNCAGE hopes to kindle a compassionate worldview through creativity, storytelling, and technology. It places players in the shoes of imaginary animal rights activists, those courageous souls who risk prosecution to expose – and fight against – the cruelty inflicted upon animals. The innovative setup empowers players to confront the harsh realities of animal abuse while also providing the means to effect change.
PATRIK BABOUMIAN: UNCAGE – Total Liberation is a video game project based on an original idea by Patrik Baboumian. Baboumian, renowned for his activism and advocacy, has long championed the causes of veganism, animal rights, and anti-speciesism. Since 2011, he has harnessed his visibility as an athlete, leveraged appearances in traditional and social media, delivered compelling speeches worldwide, and has drawn upon his expertise as a media psychologist to amplify awareness for animal rights…
UNCAGE represents the continuation of Patrik Baboumian’s enduring commitment to kindle a compassionate worldview through creativity, storytelling, and technology. This immersive video game places players in the shoes of imaginary animal rights activists, those courageous souls who risk prosecution to expose – and fight against – the cruelty inflicted upon animals. The innovative setup empowers players to confront the harsh realities of animal abuse while also providing the means to effect change.
UNCAGE shares the noble aims of real-life undercover animal rights documentaries but diverges in its transformative potential. Rather than leaving players passive and disheartened, as many documentaries do, UNCAGE empowers them to become heroes for the animals. We firmly believe this approach holds the key to raising awareness about animal rights, particularly among younger audiences, which is why UNCAGE is designed for a PG-13 rating.
In 2020, Baboumian initiated a Kickstarter campaign to fund an animal rights graphic novel titled “Earthraiser – Voice of the Voiceless,” inspired by his movie concept. This campaign succeeded, and the graphic novel was published in 2021. A subsequent Kickstarter endeavor in early 2022 to fund a game based on Earthraiser faced challenges and did not achieve its goal. Nevertheless, Baboumian persevered and continued to independently develop the game until May 2023, when the concept for UNCAGE was born.
Upon sharing his vision with David Parisi, a steadfast supporter who had assisted with programming-related tasks, Baboumian made the pivotal decision to shift focus from Earthraiser to crafting a playable prototype for UNCAGE. Parisi played a crucial role in establishing the necessary infrastructure for assembling a dedicated project support team.
UNCAGE signifies just the beginning of our journey to establish a game development studio dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals of all ages to make the world a better place for all sentient beings… To help create an unprecedented and game-changing animal rights videogame with UNCAGE please consider supporting a Kickstarter campaign. All backers in the first 24 hours get a chance to win a NPC-Cameo in the game. The campaign launches on November 17th, 2023. SOURCE…