Video game based on historical research brings medieval Aberdeen to life

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A digital narrative game which will bring people face-to-face with life in Scotland during the Middle Ages has been launched.

Based on and inspired by the events, descriptions and characters recorded in Aberdeen’s UNESCO-recognised Burgh Records held by Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, the game stems from research by University of Aberdeen historians.

They have spent the past nine years painstakingly transcribing the records and investigating what the earliest eight record volumes, which run to some 5,239 pages and are the best preserved of any in Scotland, can tell us about life from the end of the 14th century to the early 16th century.

Period13 Dec 2021

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