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The Haiti EarthquakeInside HumanitarianismInside the Documentary

Simulation: Inside the Haiti Earthquake

What decisions would you make as an earthquake survivor, aid worker, or journalist in Haiti after the earthquake?

Inside the Haiti Earthquake is a first-person simulation based on documentary footage from Haiti and real-life decision scenarios.


If you have questions or comments please contact us.


NEW: Access by subscription only

Inside the Haiti Earthquake costs us money every year to keep online. To offset our costs, the interactive experience is now accessible by subscription only. Subscription options range from personal use to multi-person institutional use. View our subscription options and costs or watch the demo.

If you have questions or comments please contact us.

Free previews are available for institutional use. Request Access



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Winner – 2011 Horizon Interactive Awards (Best in Show)
Winner – 2011 Horizon Interactive Awards (Best in Category)
Winner – 2010 Applied Arts Interactive Awards (Gaming)
Nominee – 2011 Webby Award (Best Writing in Online Film & Video)
Nominee – 2011 History Makers (Best Interactive Production)
Nominee – 2010 Canadian New Media Awards (Best Web-Based Game)
Nominee – 2010 Social Impact Games (Best Social Impact Game)

Daniel Thorpe
August 18, 2011
11:25 am

Very interesting simulation, it has both moved me and inspired me to act. How would one become an aid worker?

Kate Richard
December 7, 2016
4:52 pm

Is there any document/worksheet that goes along with these for teachers/students?

    Andrea Nemtin
    November 26, 2017
    8:36 pm

    Hi Kate,
    there is a teachers guide that is available on the website under resources.

September 8, 2017
2:28 pm

I am unable to do the Journalist and the Aid Worker. Why is that?

    Andrea Nemtin
    November 26, 2017
    8:34 pm

    HI Xena,
    the sight was down for a while, but back up and working now.

Emily Dale
September 9, 2017
8:16 pm

Hi there,
The simulation does not appear to be working. I’ve tried multiple browsers and am just getting a black screen.
I have assigned the simulation as homework for a design-thinking course.
Thanks in advance for troubleshooting,

    Andrea Nemtin
    November 26, 2017
    8:33 pm

    Hi Emily,
    We have the sight up and running again. We will be moving to a subscription base model soon.
    Kind regards,

Kate Wilhelm
October 5, 2017
1:24 pm

The simulation doesn’t seem to load. Is there a website issue? We have tried on multiple computers.


    Andrea Nemtin
    November 26, 2017
    8:30 pm

    Hi there,
    The simulation was in fact down for a bit, we are transitioning to a subscription based model, but its up now.
    thank you for understanding,
    Inside Disaster

Andrea Nemtin
November 26, 2017
8:36 pm

Sorry about that, I hope its working now.

Cassi Smith
November 27, 2017
2:27 pm

Still not able to get the site to load and I chose the preview subscription for a school assignment, just wanted to let you know.

Lisa Rasche
January 3, 2018
6:15 pm

Just checking in. I cannot seem to get the simulation to work — I know you’re revamping it, but do you have a time frame for the new site to be up and working?

    Andrea Nemtin
    January 3, 2018
    6:35 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    you are correct that we will be putting a new pay requirement on the site experience and revamping the site over the next little while but it is working now. its possible that you are being directed to the test pay-wall. Maybe try to clear the history in your search engine and then try this link –
    click on experience and then launch.
    let me know if it works,

January 4, 2018
11:55 am

The simulation still doesn’t work.. 🙁 Very unfortunate as I am writing an essay about the Haiti earthquake so this would be very handy!

    Andrea Nemtin
    January 4, 2018
    3:46 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you are having challenges, I’ve checked the simulation and everything is working on our end. The simulation does not work however on mobile devises such as a phone or tablet, and we had been testing out a pay wall that seems to be showing up on a google search. Please try copying and pasting this link:
    Thanks so much,

Lisa Rasche
January 5, 2018
8:49 pm

I don’t get an error or a paywall, but after I click on a choice for observer, I get sent to a page that looks like stone or rock, and there is no way to click on from that.

    Andrea Nemtin
    January 9, 2018
    7:41 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    I”m not sure what the problem is – but I’ll look into it and try to fix it asap.

January 21, 2018
3:48 am

Hi, I just purchases an institutional membership. When I click on the “launch” all I get is a black screen. Can you also tell me when I need to do in order to distribute this to other in my organisation?
Thank You

    Andrea Nemtin
    January 21, 2018
    5:38 pm

    Dear Trina,
    I”m sorry to hear that. The sight is currently running on flash so you may need to ensure that Flash is installed on your computer. (we are looking to upgrade it ASAP).

    1. Make sure Flash is installed on your computer:
    (if the steps below fail, there is a link to some helpful Flash playback troubleshooting information on this page)

    2. In Chrome, flash gets blocked by default now. This is happening if you see the little red x in the corner of the browser address bar.

    3. Click it and then click the link ‘Run Flash this time’.

    I hope that helps,

February 21, 2018
7:09 pm

I’m very disappointed that this costs money to go through the simulation now. I am a teacher and have used this simulation in my class the past 2 years. It really gets students talking.


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