Credits

Project Team:

Current Team:

Dr. Sandra Blakely – Project Director, Emory University, Department of Classics

Sandra Blakely is an Associate Professor of Classics at Emory University, where her research integrates anthropological, archaeological and Classical approaches to Greek religion and myth.  Her foci include mystery cults, the fragmentary Greek historians Herodoros, Conon and Alexander Polyhistor, and the daimones associated with metallurgy as well as with the Samothracian rites.  In her current book project, The Anthropology of an Island Cult: Maritime Networks and the cult of the Great Gods of Samothrace, she brings Social Network Analysis and Geographic Information Systems to the epigraphic record of the Great Gods of Samothrace, to test the hypothesis that the safety at sea the Samothracian rites promised was a social reality as well as a mythic metaphor.

Kevin Dressel – Programmer and Designer, Shiny Dolphin Games LLC

Kevin Dressel is the lead Programmer developing Sailing with the Gods: Argonauts and Samothracians in an Ancient Sea. Kevin founded Shiny Dolphin Games LLC in 2016. He is an independent programmer who has previously worked at Zynga on games like CityVille, Ninja Kingdom, and Puzzle Charms.

Dr. Joanna C. Mundy – Digital Projects Specialist, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Joanna Mundy is a Digital Projects Specialist in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. She received her PhD from Emory University in Art History, 2018. For her dissertation she explored the built domestic environment in ancient urban houses, domūs and insulae, in the city of Rome in the first to fifth century CE and includes a social network analysis of households in the fourth century city. Her work for Samothracian Networks includes mySQL database design, so that the project database interacts with geospatial and network data. She works with network analysis software, produces network visualizations, and manages the website. She also coordinates the Sailing with the Gods team.

Sara E. Palmer – Digital Text Specialist, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Sara Palmer received an MA in Film and Media Studies from Emory University in 2012. At the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, she consults with researchers on creating online exhibits, designing databases, generating network visualizations, and performing textual markup and analysis.

Craig Brasco – Visual Interface Collaborator, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Art | Graphic Communications

Dr. Philip Kiernan – Outreach and Consultant, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Art History

Dr. Joy Li – Game Development Collaborator, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor of Computer Game Design and Development

Dr. Rongkai Guo – Outreach and Consultant, Kennesaw State University, Assistant Professor in the Department of Software Engineering and Game Development

Student Participants:

Donovan Fain – Game Design and Programming, Kennesaw State University (2020-)

Donovan Fain is a senior (2020) at Kennesaw State University completing a degree in game design. He has worked on Sailing with the Gods, programming the storm mini-game in Spring 2020. He has continued to work as a consultant on the game over the summer, working on the port interactions, and other programming needs. You can find out more about Donovan on his website: https://donovanpanian.wixsite.com/donovanfainportfolio.

Kylie Gilde – User Interface and Game Designer, Kennesaw State University (2020-)

Kylie Gilde graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2020 with a degree in game design. She worked in Spring 2020 as a student on the user interfaces for the pirate and storm mini-games. After graduation she has worked as a consultant on the project on user interface design for the port menu and tax collector scenes. You can see more of her work on her website at  https://gamesbykylie.weebly.com/ or download some of her games at https://games-by-kylie.itch.io/.

Phoebe Han – Game Illustrator, Emory University (2020-)

Phoebe Han is a Visual Arts student, in an Art History and Integrated Visual Arts co-major (IVAC), at Emory University. She joined the Sailing with the Gods team in 2020, contributing illustrations that she designs of figures and scenes to the game.

Olivia Te Kolste – SIRE student and 3D modeler, Emory University (2020-)

Olivia Te Kolste is an undergraduate at Emory University, working on the Sailing with the Gods project through Emory’s SIRE program for 2020-2021. Olivia will be working on developing historically informed 3D models of environments and mythical elements for the game.

Lauren Oates – Research Assistant, Emory University (2019-2020)

Lauren Oates is an undergraduate Anthropology major at Emory University. Lauren has been providing help beta testing the game.

Timmy Hawkins – Game Design and Programming, Kennesaw State University (2020)

Timmy Hawkins also graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2020 with a degree in game design. He worked in Spring 2020 on the development of the pirate mini-game code. This turn-based card game allows players to battle pirates who attack as they sail the Mediterranean.

Joe Fritsch – Digital Scholarship Associate, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (2019-2020)

In his research Joe Fritsch, PhD candidate in English, focuses on the intersection of global Anglophone poetry and histories of technology. He supports Samothracian Networks in 3D modelling for the Game. His interest in CAD and 3D design comes from first hand witness of the importance of space to literacy while managing ILS databases in a New York pubic library; he recently used CAD software to recreate the floor plan of the Globe Theatre in order to teach students about Shakespeare’s London and digital methods.

Leigh Cole Furrh – Research Assistant, Emory University (2016-2018)

Leigh (Cole) Furrh completed his BA in Classics at Emory University, and his MA in Art History at the University of Toronto. He has done extensive archaeological work in Greece with the Petras Excavation Project and the Gournia Excavation Project. He was also a 2016 Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship recipient. He prepared data from multiple Argonautica sources both for the Game and the Social Network.

Alex Jester – Research Assistant, Agnes Scott College (2016-2018)

Alex Jester is pursuing a B.A. in Classical Languages and Literatures at Agnes Scott College, where she also works at Information Technology Services. She is especially interested in the intersection of Classics and technology, and plans to pursue a career that incorporates this overlap. She researches numismatic data for Samothracian Networks.

Emeritus Team:

Robert C. Bryant – Lead Programmer and Simulation Designer, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Bryant was the Lead Programmer and Simulation Designer behind the Samothracian Networks game Sailing with the Gods: Argonauts and Samothracians in an Ancient Sea. He completed his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Georgia State University, and has worked on projects from 3D Atlanta to the ongoing archaeological field research in Oglangala, Azerbaijan (Naxçivan). His work on the gamification of the Great Gods of Samothrace is one among many contributions to gaming, history and digital design. He’s currently the Programmer for the UPenn Museum TARA project, and a PhD Student in the UPenn Anthropology department.

Licensing and Copyright Information:

Data:

The mapping functions of the network data utilize names and positions provided by Pleiades where possible.  Some maps were made with Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data @ naturalearthdata.com.

The data presented here is made available for sharing and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).  This includes game visualizations and graphs.

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Illustrations:

Some game illustrations are licensed by the artists. Individual licenses will be listed here. A Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commerical 4.0 License (cc-by-nc) is applicable to any illustrations for which a license is not specified.

Creative Commons LicenseThe game illustrations “Ainos Coin”, “Aigeai Coin”, and “Aegina Coin” by Martiti C. Mundy are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Copyright M. C. Mundy, 2017, some rights reserved.

 

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The following illustrations are Copyright Emory University – Samothracian Networks, 2017-2020, some rights reserved.

 

  1. The game illustrations “Acarnania Coin”, “Histiaia Coin”, “Delos Coin”, “Apollonia Coin”, and “Aegiale Coin”, created by Kelin Michael.
  2. The game illustration “Jason”, created by Christina Gilstrap.  “Jason” is in the version alpha 4.4 of the game and later versions.
  3. The game illustrations for the “Port Goods Icons”, created by Seth Byrd, Kennesaw State University. The “Port Goods Icons” can be seen in the port menu in version alpha 4.4 of the game and later versions.
  4. The game illustrations for the “Crew”, created by Kennesaw State University spring 2018 Illustration students. The “Crew” can be seen in the first selection menu in version alpha 5.0 of the game.
    1. Julee Davis illustrated: Hylas, Admetus, Eurytion, Telamon, Antipatros son of Iatrokleios, Aitolian Warrior, and Seleucid Sailor.
    2. Paola Paniagua illustrated: Canthus, Erginus, Herokles, Peleus, Polyphemus, Spartan Warrior, and Zollos.
    3. Jason Volk illustrated: Orpheus, Asterion, Iphitus, Kallipos son of Eukleidos, Diodotos son of Zenon, and Macedonian Warrior.
    4. Brooke Barrett illustrated: Ancaeus, Polydeuces/Castor, Butes, Palemonius, Nikomedes son of Diodoros, Theokles son of Nymphodoros, and Phoenician sailor.
    5. Eloisa Gallegos illustrated: Aethalides, Egyptian Sailor, Eukleides son of Antigonos, Idas, Idmon, and Lysias son of Lysias.
    6. Erica Sause illustrated: Ancaeus, Billaros son of Hermios, Etruscan Warrior, Iphiclus, and Theodoros son of Pilodoxos.
    7. Ren Nesper illustrated: Periclymenus, Rhodian Sailor, Theodotos son of Badromios, Tiphys, and Eurydamas.
  5. Game illustrations created by Phoebe Han:
    1. The game illustration “Telones the Tax Collector” in all guises and expressions. Telones will be seen in versions Alpha 5.4 and later versions of the game.
    2. The pirate illustrations: Kourete, Eurybotas, and Brotachus of Gortyn. These Cretan pirates will be seen in versions Alpha 5.3 and later versions of the game.

Other Crew Illustrations:

  • The illustration of the “Crew” member Medea is a detail from Frederick Sandys’s “Medea” from 1866-1868. CC-Public Domain.

Market Scene Illustration:

Hulot, M. “La Grande Rue de Selinonte.” in Fougères, G, and J Hulot. 1910. Sélinonte: la ville, l’acropole et les temples ; [Colonie dorienne en Sicile]. Paris: Massin. Digitized by Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg. https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/fougeres1910/0212 CC-BY-SA

Argonautica Quest Pop-up Illustrations:

The quest pop-up illustrations are licensed by the image source providers.  For reuse of these images, contact the image source. Quest pop-up illustrations include:

  • “Argonautica / ex conitubis geographicis Abrah. Ortelij (detail)” / Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • “Intaglio with a Scene of Sacrifice” / Source copyright Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2005.
  • “Adieux de Jason à Hypsipyle (Epîtres d’Ovide, Octavien de Saint Gelais)” / Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • “Carola delle Muse.” Epigraphical and archaeological collections including copies of drawings by Ciriaco d’Ancona (‘Codex Ashmolensis’). Bartolomeo Fonzio. 15th century, end. / Source Bodleian Library MS. Lat. misc. d. 85. Photo: copyright Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford 2019.
  • “The Argonauts landing at the Tomb of Dolops” / Source Ye gods and little fishes, 1900. Archive.org
  • “Hylas and the Nymphs” by John William Waterhouse 1896 / Source Wikimedia CC-PD
  • “Boxers” in Hieronymi Mercvrialis De arte gymnastica libri sex by Girolamo Mercuriale / Source archive.org contributor Getty Resesarch Institute
  • “The Harpies Driven from the Table of King Phineus by Zetes and Calais” by Francois Verdier / Source The Metropolitan Museum of Art CC-PA
  • “The Argonauts at the Clashing Rocks” in folio g1v: beginning of book 4 (detail) from the Argonautica printed in 1519 by Josse Bade in Paris / Source University of Glasgow Library
  • “Table top depicting Aurora and the Chariot of Apollo” 1822 by Gioacchino Barberi / Source The Metropolitan Museum of Art CC-PA
  • “Vessel in the Shape of a Wild Boar” from the Cleveland Museum of Art / Source Wikimedia CC0 1.0
  • “Column-Krater Depicting Orpheus among the Thracians” from the Carlos Museum / Source copyright Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory Unversity. Photo by Bruce M. White 2010.
  • “Sinope” from A voyage into the Levant, vol. 2 by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort 1718 / Source archive.org contributor Getty Research Institute
  • “The Battle of the Amazons” by Peter Paul Rubens circa 1619 / Source Wikimedia Public Domain
  • “The Legend of Phrixus and Helles” by Dylazuna / Source Deviant Art, image copyright Dylazuna all rights reserved
  • “De Medee a Iason (Epîtres d’Ovide, Octavien de Saint Gelais)” / Source gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • “Map of Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica”, reprint of Ortelius’ Parergon, 1624 / Source Wikimedia CC-PD

Additional Coin Illustrations:

The coins from Kos, Miletus, Tegea, Pherae, Phthia, Phylace, and Karthaia are Public Domain from the following text.

Brøndsted, Peter Oluf. 1826. Reisen und Untersuchungen in Griechenland nebst Darstellung und Erklärung vieler neuentdeckten Denkmäler griechischen Styls, und einer kritischen übersicht aller unternehmungen dieser Art, von Pausanias bis auf unsere Zeiten. In acht Büchern. Paris: Firmin Didot. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/3852457.html.

Third Party 3D Models:

Greek Ship – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
Low poly boat sail off – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
Kyrenia Ancient Trade Ship – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
3D model Small fishing boat 043 – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
Tree pack 1 – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
Cartoon trees – Turbosquid Royalty Free License
Low Poly Palms by Rusoski – CC Attribution – Sketchfab https://sketchfab.com/Rusoski

Game Code:

The game code is available on Github at https://github.com/robcbryant/sailingwiththegods and https://github.com/kddressel/sailingwiththegods licensed under a GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0.  If you would like to contribute to the game, the game can be downloaded from Github and imported into Unity 5.0.1.

However, Sailing with the Gods includes some third-party libraries, which have their own licenses.

3rd Party Libraries:

Shiny Unity UI Library:

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Shiny Dolphin Games LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Salty Dog Digital Event System:
The MIT License(MIT)
Copyright(c) 2016 Salty Dog Digital, LLC

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

 

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