Twinity is pushing their 3D version of Berlin, and they’re taking advantage of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They’re holding lectures, classes, and have recreated the wall in it’s original location. It is interesting to see the location of the wall in modern day Berlin. The world is still primarily populated by German speakers, so it shouldn’t be hard to start a conversation.
It’s still quite rare to find video games based on literature, which makes another game based on a Kafka story so remarkable. I’ve previously shown Kafkamesto to our German department. It’s a very well done point and click game that incorporates elements from several of Kafka’s most famous stories.
Today, I read about an expansion pack for Spore based on The Metamorphosis. The Metamorphosis scenario is a download for an expansion pack of Spore. Unfortunately, the game itself doesn’t involve much language usage, but perhaps the scenario will be different. Here’s to hoping we can find a language rich German version.