The Royal Game of Ur – Steam Store Page Live!

We are excited to announce the Royal Game of Ur free educational digital board-game Ur Steam store page is now live!  You can add it to your wish list.  Find and share the game here (!

The Royal Game of Ur, also known as Twenty Squares, has a history that stretches over five millennia! Its earliest boards date back to 2500 BCE and examples have been found across the Mediterranean. This game is a 3D computer gameplay experience that takes you into the ancient world. The game board, pieces, and dice are 3D reconstructions of actual ancient examples from museums. This historical game is harder than it looks!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved in the development of this game, the project team, and ECDS students and volunteer Michael Burcham for testing! 

Project Team:

  • Kylie Gilde – Lead Programmer, Freelance Programmer
  • Dr. Sandra Blakely – Project Director, Emory University, Department of Classics
  • Dr. Joanna C. Mundy – Project Manager, Digital Projects Specialist, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
  • Kevin Dressel – Technical Architect, Shiny Dolphin Games LLC
  • Dr. Joy Li – Game Development Collaborator, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Computer Game Design and Development
  • Craig Brasco – Visual Interface Collaborator and Illustrator, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Art | Graphic Communications
  • Evie Wang Edmundson – Freelance Composer and Producer
  • David Herrod – Student Game Design and Programmer, Kennesaw State University (2020)
  • Josh Winston – Trailer, Digital Scholarship Associate, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

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