EAE Lecture Series – “Saeculum Postmortem”

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The EAE Game Lecture Series Presents:

Title: Saeculum Postmortem: Developing History Games with Students
Date: Friday Feb 24
Location: EAE Masters Game Studio
Time: 1:00-2:00

Description:

Dr. Fredrick will talk about his experience creating Saeculum, a historical educational game used in class, in collaboration with students at the Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design at the University of Arkansas. Saeculum is both a course on Roman Civilization as well as a narratively driven, featuring a fully voice-acted experience with numerous opportunities for meaningful choice and player expression. The game also includes a variety of mechanics that are directly tied to Roman culture and society.

Bio:
David Fredrick, associate professor of classical studies and director of humanities at the University of Arkansas. Fredrick has tapped into cross-campus interest in game design to help students bring the past alive, using game engine technology to create immersive, walk-through experiences. Professor Fredrick also directs the Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design at the University of Arkansas and works to develop connections between students in Game Design and Entrepreneurship.