What is Archaeogaming?
Archaeogaming is a new field that integrates the methods of archaeological discovery into the synthetic environment of video games so that by playing games, one can teach and learn about the past. It has been proven that kids love video games, and according to Psychology Today, children and teens in the US play on average between one and three hours a day. Unfortunately, this medium is rarely used within educational environments. Our goal at The Ozymandias Project is to help bridge this discrepancy through our educational live streams and custom lesson plans for classroom usage.
Our Archaeogaming program provides short, fun, and educational videos for teacher’s use as a visual aid to take their students to see the pyramids in Ancient Egypt, temples in Ancient Greece, or sail around Dark Age England. Additionally, our customizable lesson plans can accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous learning.There are many games that are ideal for Archaeogaming lessons, including the Assassin’s Creed series, the Age of Empires series, the Civilization series, and others. These games offer both first-person role playing games and third-person strategy games to accommodate all individual learning needs, abilities, and interests.
You can read, “Assassin’s Creed Origins as a Digital and Pedagogical Tool” by Dr. Christian Casey, an Egytpologist and leading voice in Archaeogaming to learn more about the fast growing field and its potential benefits for the academic community.
About Our Archaeogaming Live Streams
Our livestreams can be accessed via our Twitch channel at TheOzymandiasProject. We hope to introduce you to a game-based learning model through our roughly hour-long weekend Archaeogaming live events. We try to feature as many historically based games as possible including, the Assassin's Creed Discovery Tours, the Civilization series, and more! We hope you'll find our streams to be both fun & educational. If you have any game suggestions, don't hesitate to let us know!
Archaeogaming Video Archive
You can find an archive of our previous Archaeogaming videos on our YouTube channel.
Our Upcoming Archaeogaming Events
For all Archaeogaming questions and comments, contact us at: