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.
Purchases go towards the traveling art installation of Borders which can be seen here:
Gonzalo Alvarez, Jonathan DiGiacomo, and Genaro Vallejo Reyes
Special thanks to Eric Skiff and Desto for providing royalty free music.