The Italian Government Is Publishing A Video Game
The Italian government is wading into the video game publishing world. Italy: Land of Wonders is an attempt on the part of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to introduce the world to Italian cultural heritage. It launches for mobile devices today.
Italy: Land of Wonders contains over 100 puzzle levels for players to solve and will focus on the story of Elio (based on the Greek sun god Helios), a lighthouse keeper who must light the sun that rises over Italy. As his newest recruit, you must help Elio to retrieve 20 sparks in a series of adventures around Italy. You’ll meet five Guardians themed around the five touchstones of Italian culture: Nature, Cuisine, Art, Performance, and Design. It’s all a little odd, but it looks charming enough.