Roots of the Ancients
Dr. Andrew Byrd and Dr. Brenna Reinhart Byrd, University of Kentucky
The game The Anatolian Trail: Roots of the Ancients was produced using funds from a Digital Projects for the Public Discovery grant. It is designed to engage a broad audience on the scholarship of Proto-Indo-European and ancient Indo-European (IE) languages and cultures. The game is set in the age of Indo-Europeans, a prehistoric tribe that split into many of the cultures of Eurasia from the past 5000 years. By battling ancient monsters from IE folklore, gaining blessings from the gods of the IE pantheon, and even conversing with the locals in their native tongue, players will be able to experience first-hand the results of two centuries of scholarship.
This project is ongoing – all images and video are from prototype and in-progress work and do not represent the final product.