How Residential Schools Changed Pandora

Note: This post contains references to the genocide and trauma caused by the systemic institutionalization and abuse of Indigenous people in Canada through the residential school system. Reader discretion is advised. To learn more about the trauma caused by Canadian residential schools, visit

Hi, everyone. Todd here. I know, I know, it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me on here. Not because I haven’t been doing anything. Quite the opposite, actually. As you’re going to see over the coming weeks, things have been quite busy with Broken Ruler and we’re about to show the fruits of our labour very soon. In fact, I’m actually here to write about one of them now.

Before we go any further, I want to let you know this post is in the odd position of trying not to be a marketing post announcing a new product launch on a website that sells it. That is not my intention. For that reason, there will be no links to any products on this website provided in this post. There are other places around here where you can click and access them. But I’m not doing it here.

Some of you may remember a crowdfunding campaign back in 2021 for a game called Pandora: Total Destruction. While it’s very typical to make a short post announcing its release, where you can buy it, and what people are saying about it… I want to discuss something else about this game before that happens. About how a personal discovery of some family history and a national tragedy helped to re-shape this game and make it better. I do this for two reasons.

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