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November 13, 2017

Los Angeles Times

UCI computer game explores culture of 18th-century Ghana

Magda El Zarki recalls hassling her children to stop playing video games and enjoy the outdoors.

She laughs at the memory now.

A visit to Ghana in 2010 inspired the UC Irvine computer science professor to try her hand at creating virtual reality spaces and later computer games.

She and Patricia Seed, a UCI history professor, and Jessica Kernan, an industry professional and a staff member at the college’s Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games, developed the computer game “Sankofa.”

Read the full story at Los Angeles Times.


UCI computer game explores culture of 18th-century Ghana

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