‘Nicosia is Calling’ is an online game geared towards children aged 8-14, but which is also suitable for adults who want to travel through time! The game uses a map of the old city of Nicosia within the Venetian walls and invites players to embark on a virtual journey and learn about the multicultural histories of Nicosia through fun and interactive digital exploration. Players discover the rich diversity of the city’s cultural heritage and are encouraged to imagine the city in the future as unified.
The game is based on a series of booklets published by AHDR in 2007, entitled “Nicosia is Calling”. These were the first in a series of supplementary educational materials produced by AHDR for both educators and students. Their objective is to foster multi-perspectivity, historical understanding and critical thinking amongst educators and students. The game enables the player to explore the walled city through various activities, and highlights sites of historical and cultural importance which can help foster peaceful coexistence.