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Medieval burgh records inspire video game design

Aberdeen’s UNESCO-recognised medieval records could provide the inspiration for video games that will bring people face-to-face with life in the middle ages

The city’s burgh records are one of the best resources for exploring medieval life in Europe and the period has long influenced creative media, from Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones. Now, researchers at the University of Aberdeen are looking at ways in which the detail contained within the pages of the records can provide the vision for new games both for fun and historical learning. The project ‘Playing in the Archives: Game Development with Aberdeen’s Medieval Records’ is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Economies Engagement Fellowship through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

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