St Kilda goes dig­i­tal

The Oban Times - - News -

ST KILDA has been painstak­ingly recre­ated on the model of the best-selling video game Minecraft as part of Scot­land-wide World Her­itage Day cel­e­bra­tions.

An in­tro­duc­tion as part of the new dig­i­tal recre­ation for St Kilda has been recorded by Na H-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alas­dair Al­lan.

It gives gamers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the archipelago with­out ever hav­ing to set foot there. It will also form part of the learn­ing resources avail­able in both English and Gaelic to Scot­land’s schools.

The map fea­tures aban­doned houses and boats and will cover six sto­ries, from a kid­napped and in­car­cer­ated no­ble­woman to an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dig. Play­ers will be able to travel from site to site and ‘un­lock’ these tales, voiced by vol­un­teers such as Mr Al­lan. He said: ‘While I have to ad­mit not hav­ing been the most avid Minecraft gamer, I am very im­pressed by how ac­curately the team behind the project have recre­ated St Kilda.’

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