The educational video game will provide a gamified learning experience on transcultural encounters + identities of migrant communities. It is developed as a collaboration with award winning game developers, building on a previous collaboration with the game studio which resulted in an educational video game for the University of Helsinki already – The Durga Puja Mystery.
The planned content is related to transcultural encounters during jointly celebrated festivals (taking the Indian festival Durgapuja in Helsinki as an example), highlighting issues of identity, globalization and diaspora communities. The game presents gamified experiences of theoretical and methodical aspects of migration and transcultural identity via in-game inserted books, texts and other material that need to be used during play. It introduces students to the fast-developing concept and experiences of game-based learning and utilizing game-based environments for teaching.
The game will be open access.