A downloadable game
Mayrig – Paths to Freedom is an interactive story, based on the historical events of the Armenian Genocide. Reports of eyewitnesses were used, but some parts were shortened, changed or added to improve the consistency of the story.
The game tells you the story of a young mother and her child escaping from persecution by the soldiers with red flags, suddenly forcing her to leave her home. During her escape, you have to make difficult decisions, leading either to disaster and death or to survival and a new life far from home.
At the end of storyline, you will find a connection between the past and the present, linking your experience to real historical events and places that are still visible today. By connecting the past to the present, we want to highlight that the challenges of migration and the consequences of discrimination and persecution are timeless.
Our goal was to connect the historic content of the game to the timeless topic of escape and migration, with the story itself but also with the additional content of the game. We believe that by learning from the past and seeing how the same things still happen in the present, we can work on preventing them in the future!
Co-published by Friedrich Naumann Foundation:
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a German foundation devoted to the promotion of liberal principles and to political education. The goal of the foundation is to advance the principles of freedom and dignity for all people in all areas of society, both in Germany and abroad. FNF promotes liberal values and above all, a greater focus on individual freedom.
In Beirut, FNF Lebanon and Syria promotes liberal thinking and liberal policies in cooperation with local partners by organizing activities of civic education, seminars, conferences, supporting publications, and international political dialogues.
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Wow, now that's a really cool idea! Using games as an educative tool is something we can all get behind in a way or another.
We'd love to have the chance to translate/localize this game. Looks mighty interesting to play too!
We are a small team of translators trying to get their foot in the door reguarding video-game localization. At this moment we are looking to grow our portfolio, and this game would be a prime addition to that!
If you are, in any way, interested, you may find more info about us in our profile page. Check us out ;) and keep the good games rolling in!