Lives in Transit

Lives in Transit (LiT) is an interactive, text-based game which simulates the experience of researching and writing global history.

As a player, you will adopt the role of a university graduate student, choose a research topic, and work through a challenging set of storylines. In each topic, you’ll collect real historical sources and create a record of how your thinking changes during research. Your ability to progress will depend on your interactions with a set of fictional characters—in the university, in museums or in the media, and in the archives. Like this historical map of Japan’s Yamashiro province, your research landscape will change as you decide which road you’ll take.