Video game: New technologies for learning about history

The video game "The Rude Awakening" is a multimedia journey in the footsteps of the daily life of the soldiers on the front of the First World War and tells the story with a view to the future. The video game was created as a result of the synergy between several European entities and aims to describe the dramatic conflict of the First World War between European nations.

There are many ways to bring back, protect and enhance memories of our past, and digital technologies bring in video games and virtual reality. The aim of the game is to introduce the new generations to history, as well as to raise awareness among young people aged 13 to 20 on the topics of war and peace.

Starting in September, the game will be available in all museums of project partners in Austria, Slovenia and Northern Macedonia. It will be available in five languages: English, Italian, French, German and Macedonian with four levels of play over five hours of play. The game will be available online in early 2022.

The partner in the project from our country is the Macedonian Center for Photography, and the first presentation of the video game took place on September 15 in the cinema "Manaki" in Bitola.

(The text was published in "Cultural Press" number 97, in the print edition of the newspaper "Free Press" on September 18-19, 2021)

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