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Let’s keep it going!

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is out and we’re taking a wee breather while we regroup and look for funding to continue our work.

If you’d like to help keep our small but dedicated team going, we invite you to support our work to make Islamic art, architecture, cultural heritage, and histories widely accessible beyond the academy. You can donate here.

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UPDATED 22 October, 2023

Have you played, or are you planning to play Digital Munya 2 or The Córdoba Journey?

Are you an educator planning to use any of these games in your teaching?

Are you interested in lesson plans and other educator resources?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d love to see you in our new Discord space, sharing feedback, comments, and questions, and getting to know others in our growing international community of people who are seriously interested in the intersection of video games/XR+ and Islamic architecture, art, history, and cultural heritage.

BUT, the team is on hiatus following the successful launch of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and we’re delaying the official launch of the Digital Lab Discord while we take a well-deserved rest.

We’ll be back!

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BBC Scotland coverage for the Assassin’s Creed Mirage collaboration

Our Assassin’s Creed Mirage/History of Baghdad project with Ubisoft has received lots of press in the UK, including a BBC Scotland interview with Glaire Anderson about her role – have a look!

‘Interview with Glaire Anderson, on Working on the New Assassin’s Creed Mirage’. The Nine. Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Scotland, 11 July 2023.

Our Collaboration on Assassin’s Creed Mirage

Ubisoft has now released the official announcement about our work on the new Assassin’s Creed Mirage educational feature!

The new in-game feature is part of a Codex that brings Islamic art, architecture, history, and artefacts from partner museum collections to wide audiences beyond the academy.

You can find all the details on the Ubisoft website here.


Image: Ubisoft

‘Video Games and the Work of Islamic Art History,’ Glaire Anderson, now on YouTube

Digital Lab founding leader Glaire Anderson presented her ongoing video games projects last week, in the Research Seminar in Islamic Art (ReSIA), School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.

Topics discussed:

  • Digital Munya 2.0 and a new spin-off video game aimed at kids of all ages, created in collaboration with a game dev team at Abertay University
  • Why video games are significant for making Islamic art and history widely accessible
  • How and why video games and scholarly work in Islamic art, architecture, and cultural heritage can and should productively intersect
(Image, Ubisoft)