Game Developers

Are you looking for support to create authentic, immersive game worlds inspired by Islamic history and civilisation?

We help developers create authentic, visually stunning games inspired by the medieval Islamic past

How we help

  • We offer ‘Critical Friend’ insights, feedback, and recommendations on visuals, content and messaging for projects at any stage
  • We provide accurate, authentic information on architecture, art, archaeology, material culture, and history of Islamic societies (including geography, politics, culture, science, literature, etc.), with a focus on the medieval period (with special expertise in the caliphal period and early Islamic Spain)
  • We locate high-quality images of sites, monuments, and artefacts and prepare presentations and mood boards to support development
  • We offer guidance on specialist museum and archival collections, including risk assessment
  • We advise on experts who can support your project

Benefits of working with us

  • Demonstrated experience working with top development partners across games, GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), and academia
  • For longer-term projects (3+ months), partnership with Edinburgh Innovations providing support, access to funding, studentships, and connections to Scottish industry and networks

“That’s the way we work ! Thank you so much to Glaire Anderson, PhD and your team for your invaluable expertise, your commitment and your kindness in order to achieve the most authentic historical and cultural experience on Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Ubisoft’s Humanities&Inspiration and all the other teams involved are proud and honored to have participated in this fruitful collaboration with you.”

Thierry Noël, Senior Inspirational Content Manager, Ubisoft

” It was a pleasure working with Glaire and I strongly recommend her to game designers who wish to develop projects related to her academic expertise…  Glaire’s expertise was crucial in two ways: she ensured that our output was historically as authentic as possible, and she was absolutely fantastic in the way she contributed to brainstorms, in the way she provided suggestions, and also participated in the creative discussion …”

Dr. Gianluca Raccagni, History and Games Lab Edinburgh (Read the full testimonial here)

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