ARTé: Mecenas®

ARTé: Mecenas is the first game in our ARTé™ collection of games with targeted learning outcomes supporting traditional college-level Art History and Art Appreciation courses.

WHAT DOES THE GAME DO?

ARTé: Mecenas transports students to the Italian Renaissance where they must build and maintain their financial empire as head of the Medici family.


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WHAT DOES THE GAME TEACH?

ARTé: Mecenas teaches the interconnectedness of local and international economies and how they influenced art and art patronage in 15th and 16th century Italy.


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HOW DO I GET STARTED?

ARTé: Mecenas is available to institutions, classes and individuals. Contact us to learn more about our classroom and institutional pricing models.


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WHAT DOES THE GAME DO?

ARTé: Mecenas gives students a unique perspective into the Italian Renaissance. As head of the Medici, the most influential family of the era, students must balance relationships with powerful city-states, merchant factions and the Catholic Church or risk excommunication, exile and bankruptcy. By following the historical footsteps of the Medici family, students level up to become an influential patron of the arts as they experience the political, social and economic factors that shaped the era. The game features the most influential artworks of the 15th and 16th centuries, including more than 130 pieces of art by over 70 artists.

ARTé: Mecenas delivers a personalized learning experience that rivals its entertainment game counterparts in sophistication and imagination, yet maintains strict learning efficacy supported by research. Results from Triseum’s research study indicate that, after approximately two hours of game play, art history students who participated in the experimental group had a knowledge gain of nearly 25% from pre-test to post-test.


GAME OVERVIEW


PLAY INTRODUCTION VIDEO

WHAT DOES THE GAME TEACH?

ARTé: Mecenas is a strategy game with targeted learning outcomes designed to enhance art history courses. The game provides an immersive experience that enables students to apply and analyze the effects of complex social, cultural, economic, political and ecclesiastical networks on artwork, monuments and institutions.

Faculty can monitor student engagement and progress toward targeted learning outcomes within the instructor portal. As students’ advance through each level, they will:


CONTENT GUIDE


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GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

ARTé: Mecenas is advancing the teaching and learning process as we know it. We offer a variety of options for institutional, class and individual adoptions, making it easy to play and learn.

Administrators and teachers can contact us to learn more about our classroom and institutional pricing models. Individual users can purchase the game directly from our online store.


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“WOW! I thought this game was actually amazing, normally I don’t like civilization style games but this was amazingly fun for me, even the small details like the window how the setting changes when you move your office or get exiled.”
Student
“I enjoyed the game as a whole. It taught history in a fun way while putting the player in the perspective of a banker at the time and have to make decisions they would have.”
Instructor
“What a cool way to teach Calculus. I can see how students would want to play this game.”
Instructor
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