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Wednesday, August 22 • 11:45 - 12:15
History for all. How Assassin’s Creed transformed into an educative tool

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The adventure game Assassin‘s Creed: Origins takes place in ancient Egypt. Ubisoft has released a non-violent educational mode. Students can visit old Alexandria, climb the pyramids and learn about life during the age of Cleopatra. Maxime Durand has made his mark on the project as historical consultant. He speaks about the opportunities offered by computer games for conveying knowledge and the eternal struggle between historical accuracy and playing fun.

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Maxime Durand

Historic Researcher, Ubisoft
Days after graduating in History from his hometown Université de Montréal in 2010, Maxime moved in directly at Ubisoft to work as the Assassin’s Creed franchise historian.Making his grand debut with Assassin’s Creed III, he has collaborated on most games and projects of the... Read More →

Wednesday August 22, 2018 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Track 2:
Learning with games
Congress-Centrum Nord, Köln, Deutschland