Charla detonante: “Inspirándonos en las culturas prehispánicas para crear videojuegos de éxito”
Rafael Eduardo González Otoya (Perú)
Nowadays, video games are a great gateway for children and young people to ICT. Thanks to their interactive nature, video games help develop skills such as attention, creativity, memory, languages and teamwork.
Video games can be considered as a new form of artistic expression. Although their analysis is usually limited to analyzing the graphic aspect or if they are faithfully adapted to a movie, book or comic book, there are many other aspects that are neglected. In addition to the graphic aspect, there are other components of great importance such as the music, the playful aspect, the gameplay and the story behind the video game.
Regarding the history behind the video game, there is no doubt that pre-Hispanic cultures are an inexhaustible source of inspiration to create video games, thanks to which video games end up being not only playful spaces for young people, but also give us the possibility of making known different stories and myths that are part of our past.
Video games transform the learning of our history into something fun, exciting and without boring classes, assimilating and retaining the contents almost without realizing it.