Digital Preservation of Ancient Games
Image of the game Patolli as it appears in the Florentine codex. (Sahagún, 1540--1585)
I am currently working on the digital reconstruction of the pre-hispanic game Patolli for my master's thesis on Digital Games from the University of Malta, detailing the process and challenges to contribute to the community of researchers interested in doing similar work.
This project is being carried out in collaboration with other researchers and anthropologist from the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) and with the participation of other members of the Autochthonous Games workshop -taught by the same institution, in Mexico.
The purpose is to preserve and spread this ancient game to current and future generations while mainting historical and cultural accuracy.