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Become an immigrant to NEW ZEALAND!

It’s the mid-1800s. You’re growing up in a village in southern China. But adventure beckons overseas and you could return rich – or not at all. 

Will you take the challenge?

Created in partnership with Auckland Museum (New Zealand) as part of the Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey' Exhibition. in 2017

Inspired by real historical figures and events, Golden Threads 《黄金线索 》 explores and celebrates 175 years of Chinese life in New Zealand.

Presented as a 'lost-and-found' diary - make key meaningful life decisions in this 'Choose-Your-Own-Adventure' and immerse yourself in the lives of 19th Century Chinese migrants to New Zealand.

For more information about the exhibit please visit Auckland Museum.

Golden Threads is created in partnership with Auckland Museum and with support from Asia New Zealand Foundation.


Story by Renee Liang
Game Design, Art & Development by Allan Xia
Sound Design by Peter Haynes
Chinese Translation by Dr. Phoebe H. Li

'Golden Threads' is Copyright 2017 Allan Xia & Renee Liang

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorAllan Xia
GenreVisual Novel, Educational, Interactive Fiction
Made withTwine
Tagschinese, history, Meaningful Choices, new-zealand, Story Rich, Twine


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Golden Threads [HTML] 57 MB
Golden Threads [Windows standalone] 105 MB

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wow this looks so interesting 

thank you for this i am a history fan so these r just waaaaaaaay fun


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