So it’s been a million years since I last blogged, because three things happened:
1) Covid (don’t even get me started)
2) Getting a funded PhD position and subsequently moving to Germany
3) My mother died
So 2020 has been a hell of a bumpy ride, and I am nowhere near recovering. Right now I am in the Netherlands, trying to get some work done and refraining from banging my head against the wall.
I’ve been meaning to write a blog post since forever, but the subject matter (funerals) is a bit tough with everything that’s been going on. However, I was playing a little museum app game the other day, and I just need to share it with you.
It’s called Father and Son and it’s made for the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. A museum I visited once a long time ago while still in high school. Ah, youth… The premise is that you are a son who posthumously ‘meets’ his father through his work for the museum. You wander around Naples and are presented with options that drive the interactive story. Exploring the various collections of the museum, you uncover different tales from the past. There is some bonus content for those who are actually in Naples visiting the museum.
The artwork is simply stunning and the story is short, sweet and touching. It’s also a reflection on the past, museums and tourism. Download it, play it, it’s gorgeous. I am left with showing you some screenshots that hopefully do justice to the game.
Contemplating an Egyptian sculpture
One afternoon in ancient Egypt
Making some tough choices in Pompeii
Among the ruins of Pompeii