Credits: Prisoner in My Homeland

The Mission US team collaborated closely with advisors and members of the Japanese American community to develop Prisoner in My Homeland. Densho, a digital archive that preserves oral histories and other primary source materials on the incarceration, consulted on content development for the game and its supporting educator curriculum guide. An advisory board of leading scholars and researchers of the history of the incarceration (listed below) and members of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community guided development of the game’s historical content and narrative. In addition, we are grateful to Alisa Lynch and her colleagues at the Manzanar National Historic Site and to the Manzanar Committee for their input on and support of this project. View the full mission credits below, or read more about the people behind Prisoner in My Homeland here.


Allan Austin, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Government, Misericordia University and author, From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II

Roger Daniels, Ph.D.
Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and author, Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II and American Concentration Camps: A Documentary History of the Relocation and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1945

Tetsuden Kashima, Ph.D.
Professor of American Ethnic Studies at University of Washington and author, Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II

Martha Nakagawa
Journalist, researcher at the UCLA Jack and Aiko Herzig Collection and Eji Suyama Endowment project

Consulting Organizations

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
Bainbridge Island, WA

Seattle, WA

For American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Lead Content Developers: Pennee Bender, Ph.D., Joshua Brown, Ph.D., Peter Mabli, Ph.D.
Researcher: Joellen Renee McCarthy

For EDC Center for Children and Technology

Senior Research Scientist: William Tally, Ph.D.
Research Associate: Noah Goodman

For Electric Funstuff

Executive Producer & Game Designer: David Langendoen
Lead Developer: Dale Gordon

Lead Animator: Rob Clarke
3D Artist: James Hung
2D Artists: Rob Clarke, James Hung
Interface Design: James Hung
Character & Costume Design: Rob Clarke

Instructional Design: Leah Potter
Lead Writers: Benjamin Galynker, Leah Potter
Additional Writing: David Langendoen

Senior Producer: Benjamin Galynker
Additional Game Design: Benjamin Galynker, Leah Potter

Tools Programmer: Dale Gordon
QA Testing: Corrin Offenholley

Voiceover Artists:
Konrad Aderer (Harry Ueno)
Rachael Chau (Meiko Yamamoto)
Will Dao (Tadashi)
Chris Doi (Kinzo Tanaka)
Siho Ellsmore (Maya Tanaka)
Sherri Gray (Miss Nelson)
Leslie Ishii (Great Aunt Lily)
Wendell Johnson (Army Officer)
Eddy Lee (Henry Tanaka)
Dawn Saito (Kiyoko Tanaka)
Erin Siu (Lily Tanaka)
Dwight Sora (Mr. Yamamoto)

Archival photographs:
Densho Digital Repository
Library of Congress, including the Ansel Adams collection
National Archives, Dorothea Lange collection
United States Holocaust Museum, courtesy of Eric Saul and Frank Manucci

“I Dream of You,” written and performed by Mary Nomura (recording courtesy of Eastern California Museum), used with permission
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” performed by the Minidoka Swing Band, used with permission


Executive Producers: Jill Peters, Sandra Sheppard
Senior Producer: Michelle Chen
Associate Producer: Samantha Seid
Production Coordinator: Jesse Pilnik
PA/Researcher: Anna Ziemski
Production Interns: Amanda Cruz, Brenda Khor, Richie Ma, Alea Qira, Katherine Remelius, Kyle Sacks, Angie Urrea, Janey Woo, Jake Zaslav, Arielle Zrihen

Senior Education Producer: Kristina Kirtley
Curriculum Consultants: Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D., Freda Lin, Mary Kennedy
Education Interns: Allison Eng, Edward Futterman

Logo Design: Brian Whitehill
Music Supervision: Sue Sinclair
Budget Controller: Adiata DeVore
Attorney: Laura Ball
Marketing and Communications: Natasha Padilla, Dorean Pugh
Publicity: Grand Communications, Winter Group

Archival photographs in educator guide courtesy of:
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community
MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, pi28035
Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

Vice President, Programming: Stephen Segaller

Special thanks to:

Alisa M. Lynch, Chief of Interpretation, Manzanar National Historic Site

The Manzanar Committee, Los Angeles, CA