The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has launched an online game where a user can explore the entire archipelago of the Philippines to raise awareness of the country’s archipelagic and maritime heritage.
The DFA inaugurated what it called “Islands Abridged” to close the celebration of Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month 2022 (MANA Mo 2022) on Sept. 30.
Islands Abridged is an interactive exploration of the Philippines, its people, and how both have been shaped by its identity as an archipelagic and maritime nation, the DFA said.
It can be accessed at the DFA-MANA Mo 2022 site. The DFA said it features a character that can explore the entire archipelago of the Philippines including its provinces, famous landmarks, destinations, and natural wonders.
According to the DFA, the game aims to promote public understanding of the maritime and archipelagic nature of the country.
The game was developed by the DFA’s Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy (OPCD) Principal Assistant Marthy Angue. It was unveiled through the Office of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, in cooperation with the OPCD.
The game is intended for children aged four and up. It is available for IOS and desktops only.