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Arranged!

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Play the game of matchmaking

Arranged! is a game that forces participants to confront the struggles of an arranged marriage and other South-Asian cultural norms, including skin whitening, secret boyfriends and dowries. The gameplay involves a matchmaker trying to get teenage girls married off to any and every boy she can find, while the boys try to run away from her and a potentially loveless marriage. They can do this by talking about having a career, gaining weight, being seen in the mall with boys or several other things that many societies consider normal, but that can be seen as disgraceful in South-Asian culture.

Nashra Balagamwala

  • Nashra Balagamwala
    Rhode Island School of Design

    Nashra Balagamwala is an Experiential Designer specialising in game and event design. Originally from Pakistan, Balagamwala's work stems from personal experience, frequently transforming controversial and sensitive cultural topics into unique games, designs and experiences. Her work helps create a dialogue as well as provide a safe space to discuss pressing issues. Balagamwala’s work has been recognised globally, by publications such as the BBC, Fortune, The Guardian, The Times of India, and several other notable media. Prior to working in New York, Balagamwala attended the Rhode Island School of Design and worked at Hasbro, Inc.more

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