The concept of Dateline: Bronzeville grew out of development of Bronzeville Etudes & Riffs in Second Life and Unity 3D. Tell stories of The Black Metropolis through a mystery story set in that time and place. The protagonist is Runny Walker, a seasoned photojournalist for the Chicago Advocate.
Dateline: Bronzeville was originally conceived as a series of video games. Characters and narrative intrigues have also been transposed, by Donald Brooks Jones, to novel form, and blended with renders of 3D scenes from game development, to become the print and e-book versions.