Sankofa Says is a production of the Leimert Phone Company (@LeimertPhoneCo), a transmedia design collaboratory based in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park and at the University of Southern California.

Design of the Sankofa Says game is led by Benjamin Stokes, François Bar, Karl Baumann and Nicholas Busalacchi. Support comes from the USC Game Innovation Lab, especially Jeff Watson and Tracy Fullerton.

Partners for the game include the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and Leimert Park’s KAOS Network led by Ben Caldwell.

Follow our game on Twitter @SankofaSays.


Reenacting classic film scene. Photo by Karl Baumann


Searching for next takeover site. Photo by Benjamin Stokes

Group challenge with the Main St payphone

Group challenge with the Main St payphone. Photo by François Bar


Calling in from public payphone. Photo by Benjamin Stokes


Original instructions:
HOW TO PLAY (on October 11-12, 2014):

  1. Hint: we will host events on Friday at 12:45pm at Ivy Substation, 4:50pm at Panoramic and 6pm at Culver Studios
  2. Sign up at our mysterious custom phonebooth (“Sankofa Red”), located at the IndieCade Village.
  3. Follow us @SankofaSays on Twitter… we will announce larger group events and rallies to join.
  4. Receive an SMS invitation for “landmark rally” in Culver City!