Become a high-school superhero and discover your style of heroism
A companion to the independent documentary film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Wonder City looks to give people — primarily 8- to 13-year-old girls — the opportunity to become female superheroes and discover their style of power. Wonder City is an episodic, decision-oriented adventure that puts the player into the shoes of a high-school girl who discovers that she has the ability to control Quanta, a scientific phenomenon that grants people superpowers. The first episode, “Origins,” focuses on introducing the cast and setting the foundation for identifying what type of superhero the player will become.
There are many opportunities for expression and self-exploration in Wonder City, from naming and determining the appearance of your character at the beginning of the game, to discovering your “style of heroism” based on the decisions you make throughout the game. Some decisions that you make will then lock or unlock future decisions, creating a significant continuity across the narrative. The world of Wonder City distinguishes itself from other superhero fictions through its interesting characters and quirky dialogue, where expressions like “Oh my Amelia Earhart!” and “Hold the pie!” become commonplace in conversation.
IVTS (Independent Television Service), Bay Area Video Coalition, Cal Humanities, Games for Change, Tribeca Film Institute
ITVS (Independent Television Service)