Deer racing and shooting bows. It needs only to click a special button
14:19 24 июня 2019
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The Project Office for Arctic Development supported development of a mobile game about peoples of the North. The application was created by the historical faculty of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, NEFU (Yakutsk) and IT Studio “Syberia” with support of the Project Office for Arctic Development.
The application “Folk Yukaghir Games” allows getting visualized information about folk games of Yukaghir people, which are almost forgotten today. These games reflect realities of nomadic everyday life and attach to culture of survival in the Arctic. They contribute to training of quick-wittedness, observation skill, endurance and develop qualities necessary for survival in the North.
With help of the application it is possible virtually to play in “Deer race”, to compete in jumping over narty “Leaps over the sledge”, shooting flies with a bow “Shooting bows” or “Throwing a lance”. The games are arcades. By clicking a special button it is possible to read short historical information about each game. The whole information is presented in three languages — Russian, English and Yukaghir. It is planned to refine and improve the application, increasing the list of games and adding new features in the future, as NIA-Krasnoyarsk reports.
Yukaghirs are the people belonging to the ancient indigenous population of North-Eastern Siberia. Now they are largely assimilated with other people in the region, the Yukaghir language is on the verge of disappearance.
The project received financial support under the grant program of the Project Office for Arctic Development. The program is designed to finance cultural, educational, environmental, scientific and other projects that contribute to popularization of knowledge about arctic regions and sustainable development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
It is possible to download the application here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.Syberia14.TYG.