Ur – educational game – Released on Steam!

The Sailing with the Gods team is excited to announce the release of Ur, a version of the Royal Game of Ur, on Steam today!

The development of Ur has been a collaboration between Sailing with the Gods, The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and Kennesaw State University. Lead developer, Kylie Gilde, graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2020 with a degree in Game Design.

You can download Ur for free on the Steam Store Page!

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Available on Steam!

Check out coordinating free Lesson Plans (college level) for using Ur in your classroom on the Ur page: 


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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