Society / France
Manumed video game competition
babelmed - 21/05/2010
Manumed is a Euro-Mediterranean project funded by the European Union within the framework of the Euromed Heritage IV.
The Mediterranean is the region where the first alphabet was invented and where indo-european and semitic languages developed in a vast space of exchanges. Today, this rich heritage subsists in several million manuscripts preserved in Mediterranean libraries. These Arabic, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Aramaic, Coptic, Berber, Armenian manuscripts etc…show evidence of dead, minority or vernacular languages, intangible heritage par excellence. The main objective of the project MANUMED "The Manuscripts and Men" is to preserve the diversity of these manuscripts.
As part of its operations, the Manumed project is launching a call for proposals for game play and riddles , aimed at a young audience, for the purposes of creating a video game to be set in the mysterious world of books and libraries.
At the end of this competition, the aim of the project will be to produce a video game which is both fun and educational in order to raise awareness among young audiences of issues related to the world of libraries and improve their understanding of Mediterranean scriptures, particularly with regards to their shared histories.
Terms of participation are available in the ‘competition rules' section of the Manumed website. The the entry form is available at www.manumed.org
You can also write to the following address:
Manumed - jeu concours
18 rue de la Calade
13200 Arles - France