''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) - Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology. Study Questions by Willi Paul, Mythologist, Planetshifter.com Kids!
''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) - Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology. Study Questions by Willi Paul, Mythologist, Planetshifter.com Kids!

- Press Release (Spanish) | YouTube Video -

Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have a new videogame called The Road of the Usekol produced in Costa Rica and aimed at enriching the knowledge on the indigenous mythology of their Central American nation. The videogame presents native Costa Rican's Tanu (female) and Siarke (male). They have to pass a road full of dangers and enemies to become Usekol, the last Talamanca chief.

During the game, users browse through magic and mythology of the Costa Rican indigenous communities settled in Talamanca, Guayabo, Delta and Diquis.

The tour shows the indigenous magic and mythology, as well as legends and beliefs, of the people. The main character of the story explores a series of locations, supports challenges with secondary characters, resolves different problems, collects objects and fights with legendary beings of the indigenous mythology.

The videogame (beta) was funded with contributions from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research.

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Study Questions -

1. When you think of Costa Rica, what comes to mind?

2. Do you know any indigenous people? How can we protect their rights and legacy?

3. What are Permaculture and Transition's track record in story creation and telling?

4. Are your struggles to live a just life related to any mythic heroes?

5. What are the pros and cons of learning about Mythology and SpiritNature in a video game?