design + illustration

Square Off

Client: Vox Media /

Square Off is a "battle quiz" built as a companion piece to's Final Fantasy 7: An oral history. Players answer questions about Final Fantasy 7 lore, development, or culture and avoid taking damage from incorrect answers. This project was developed in a partnership between the JoLT Initiative and Vox Media's Storytelling Studio.

The goal of the game was to create an experience wherein the knowledge gained from the long-form story improved the player's score.

This project was codeveloped by Cherisse Datu, Kelli Dunlap, and myself. For more about the making of Square Off and newsgame design in general, check out our Storytelling Studio blog post. Play Square Off and test your FF7 mettle here.

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