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Genio - Playing the Renaissance

A project in Florence, Italy by Pietro Polsinelli

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Genio is a fun approach to history, science and ideas. A videogame, 3D models and toys about Renaissance engineering, art and power.
Backers: 79
Average Pledge Per Backer: £31

Funded: £2,433 of £50,000
Dates: Mar 25th -> Apr 29th (35 days)
Project By: Pietro Polsinelli
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Latest News

What kind of game is Genio?

April 14th - via:
In presenting Genio to friends I have often made the analogy with Plants vs. Zombies for usability and because of the card and tower defense mechanics. Is there a game genre to which Genio belongs? How is it classified as game type? Turns out that... (Read More)

Learning history and science by playing

April 3rd - via:
Sforza and Borgia in Genio  How can games be used for teaching? Can one learn by playing? These questions have been my personal obsession for the last three years (see e.g. Teaching with Videogames). Genio will be a working experiment on the theme... (Read More)

How do you play Genio?

March 31st - via:
In Genio you start by picking a family leader; there are twelve available, one for each of the towns in play which are Milano, Venetia, Ferrara, Bologna, Rimini, Urbino, Napoli, Roma, Siena, Pisa, Fiorenza, Genoa. Select your character Picking a... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Renaissance tech, art, history abound in Genio

March 27th - via:
The Renaissance was an era in which a lot of technological and cultural factors came together to create an environment that nurtured creativity. It bred more technological advances and the creation of art and music that are still celebrated to this day. Game developer Pietro Polsinelli has teamed up with Renaissance technology researcher Alexander Neuwahl to create Genio, a game which aims to be to the Renaissance what the Civilization games are to human civilization: a strategy game which encourages interest in and tangential learning about history while being entertaining for its own sake. (Read More)

On Printing Leonardo’s Ideas in 3D, and more

March 26th - via:
Here is our first update 48 hours after launch. We are very happy about the attention we got and we are working intensely on the project and the campaign - thank you so much for your quick support. On Printing Leonardo’s Ideas in 3DOne of the... (Read More)

Leonardo da Vinci’s designed toys

March 10th - via:
Two researchers of Renaissance technology recently found several designs of toys in Leonardo da Vinci drawings. These designs have been studied in their context and now the toys will get produced. (Read More)

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