Open Roads (2024)
Open Roads (2024) Arbor Hill Productions, LLC

ACMI presents

Open Roads

Annapurna Interactive | USA | 2024 | PG

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Wed 10 Apr 2024

Delve into this mysterious road trip adventure, unearthing long-lost family secrets and buried memories along the way.

Join Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, as they unearth long-lost family secrets in this captivating road trip journey. This narrative-driven game invites players to dive deep into a mystery woven with old notes and letters, hinting at hidden treasures and dark pasts. As Tess and Opal traverse abandoned family properties, they confront buried memories and long-held secrets, testing the bonds between them. The game's rich storytelling invites players to explore the depths of human connection while unraveling the enigmatic threads of the past. Through evocative visuals and poignant dialogue, Open Roads immerses players in a journey of discovery, where every revelation brings them closer to the truth. For this month's Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club, we will delve into this compelling narrative together, discussing its themes of family, loss, and redemption.

Open Roads is developed by Arbor Hill Productions, LLC and is published by Annapurna Interactive. It will be available on PC on the 29th of March 2024.

Combining beautiful artwork, narrative-driven gameplay, exploration and a family mystery that spans generations, there’s an awful lot to look forward to here. If you’re a fan of Life is Strange, What Remains of Edith Finch and other games of their ilk, you need to get Open Roads on your wishlist, pronto.

Kim Snaith, Gamespew

Event duration

60 mins



Mild Violence, Mild Coarse Language


Women & Non Binary Gamer Club takes place online via the Discord server.

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What to expect

For the first 20 minutes we will live stream gameplay with commentary. Then it's time to chat about the game of the month, however if conversation just isn't for you then you're welcome to listen or contribute via the chat.

You don’t need to have played the game to attend. 


In order to create a safe space for under-represented people in the world of videogames, this club is exclusively for women, gender-non-conforming, trans and non-binary folks.

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About your host

Claire Osborn-Li

Claire Osborn-Li is a writer living in Naarm/Melbourne and interested in art, videogames and digital culture. In 2022 she received her BA Honours at the University of Melbourne in Art History. Her work has appeared on the ACMI website and in Cordite, ArtsHub, GamesHub and Memo Review. She's played many videogames but among her favourites are Mutazione (2019) and Red Dead Redemption II (2018). She played 58 videogames last year and she hopes to play many more in 2024!

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Community Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club event — including, but not limited to the meets, clubs and talks — is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers.

ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The condensed version

ACMI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and premises, as well as all future events without a refund at the discretion of ACMI.

The less condensed version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, ACMI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club team member immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us via  

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

With thanks

This document was based on the work of XOXO Festival, JSConf, Geek Feminism,, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.