This article was translated by John R. Bopp

Our regular readers will remember a game called Sorginen kondaira, created by the Basque firm Binary Soul.  It was a PC game that not only offered fun, but required wit, taught Basque culture, and showed players all the characters and scenes of the mythology of our Land.  Aimed especially at children and young people, it can be downloaded here, and it will teach Basque culture, mythology, and language with puzzle solving and challenges in incredible 3D scenery.

Now, Binary Soul has decided to offer us a new option that allows us to enjoy Basque mythology on our iOS and Android devices.  It’s called Sorginen Erronkak, and it lets us dig even deeper, with the same protagonist as the last game, into the universe of Basque mythology through a series of minigames requiring skill.

Game menu for the mobile game Sorginen Erronkak
Game menu for the mobile game Sorginen Erronkak

It’s available in Basque, Spanish, and English, which means it covers a large part of those people who are interested in getting to know Basque mythology and culture better.

Card explaining the goddess Mari in the game Sorginen Erronkak
Card explaining the goddess Mari in the game Sorginen Erronkak

 

Sorginen Erronka jokoan Tartalori zuzendutako poesia
Poem dedicated to Tartalo in the game Sorginen Erronkak

It’s an addictive game, with games that are easy to learn, and ensure many hours of fun that won’t require arguing with a learning curve.  The protagonists the player interacts with will pique the player’s curiosity, and all will be especially pleased to see the contributions by Basque mythology expert Aritza Bergara (whose publications can be found here), who’s contributed a series of poems and descriptions of the mythological protagonists of the adventure.

Screenshot of the game Sorginen Erronkak
Screenshot of the game Sorginen Erronkak

What we have here is definitely a product that will not only be fun to play, but will also teach us a fundamental part of Basque culture, its mythology.  It’s a product that’s been designed for all audiences, but is especially geared towards younger players, who use their smartphones more and more as game devices.

 

Also, and this is not something that should be overlooked, the game is free.  So, it’s all plusses!

To download the game, just visit the Sorginen Erronkak website and select your operating system.  And have fun!

Screenshot of the game Sorginen Erronkak
Screenshot of the game Sorginen Erronkak

 

 

 

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