Game

An image of the opening page of our game showing the entrance to a Roman fort with the text "How long would you survive in Roman Malton".

You are thrown into Roman Malton, where you must use your historical knowledge, creativity and intuition to survive for as long as possible. Guide our siblings, Lucius and Claudia, to thrive or suffer an early demise based on your decision making! The game follows them through their three main stages of early life, middle age and old age exploring what it was like to be a real live Roman in Malton. Answer the questions correctly and progress through the stages, or get it wrong and start again. Set in and around the Roman fort and town of Malton and inspired by the objects recovered at the site from various excavations, from military to marriage and farming to weaving, the game leads you through many aspects of Roman society. See Roman artefacts which have been out of the public eye, in the museum stores, brought back into the spotlight once again.

You’ll need your wits about you to survive…!

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In 2017 the University of York’s Archaeology and Heritage first year undergraduate students worked in collaboration with the Malton Museum on a project designed to help the museum reach its visitors in a more interactive way. To that end, the students made a videogame that focuses mainly on the Roman age of the city of Malton.

This videogame seeks to introduce audiences of all ages to this historical period full of things to discover, but in a different way. The aim is for visitors to experience being Roman in Derventio Brigantum (the ancient Roman fortress of Malton), exploring in an interactive and dynamic way the life of the city while learning part of its history through objects that are currently in the Malton Museum.

Play the game here or by clicking on the image above!

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