Against All Odds is a game about a refugee making the decision to escape from their war torn country.
Place yourself in the shoes of a refugee as he or she flees from their war torn country. The story begins where the authorities consider you to have dissenting opinions and place you into integration. They force you to sign many documents confirming or denying a variety of opinions. They will force you to sign yes or no to statements such as; “I give up the right to vote”; “Homosexuality is a crime”; “I give up the right to travel in and out of my country”; “I give up the right to speak and write in my own language”; and “I renounce my faith”; etc.
You might decide to lie in order to prevent further harassment, but you know the police won’t buy it. In desperation, you make the decision that enough is enough! You must leave the country right away or possibly end up in jail. With only minutes to spare, you pack your bags and escape through the window. You’re now on the streets late a night, and you have to figure a way out of town without the military spotting you. If all goes well, someone will sneak you through a basement to bypass the town wall, and you can then escape by car.
As the game continues you will have to make many personal sacrifices in order to
succeed. Usually the only way to for success is to do many things that are immoral. In the game of survival, often the grace to make conscientious decisions is a luxury you simply cannot afford. You will be forced into abandoning friends, neighbours, or relatives in order to carry on. If people get hurt or injured, do you stop in order to help them and then risk getting caught, or do you ignore them and carry on. Towards the end, the game will place you as an outsider in a foreign country. You will get to experience some of the prejudiced, fear, and even hatred towards foreigners in the country you have immigrated to. Your mission towards the end will be to learn another language, get a job, an apartment, and discovery a new way of life.