Video games for revitalizing the Indigenous languages of Canada.
We are a small company that works with Indigenous communities to create interactive language revitalization software. This work is essential because there are over 70 vulnerable and endangered Indigenous languages in the country today. These languages are important because they are a cornerstone of Indigenous sovereignty, and they are embedded with the accumulated knowledge & worldviews of our ancestors. The knowledge contained within our traditional languages is paramount to decolonizing our lands, communities, and our minds.
We recognise that every nation and community has their own unique set of needs when it comes to language revitalization. To address this our software can be designed collaboratively from the ground up, or you can pick from a selection of ready made customizable programs. Our goal is to provide language revitalization software that can be used by either schools or individuals at home.If you have a project in mind, please contact us to discuss where to begin.
We are a majority Indigenous owned business operating out of Montreal, Quebec.
Kahentawaks is a Mohawk digital artist from Kanehsatake. Her practice includes 3D modeling, illustration, game making, and sculpture. She is also the Skins Workshops Associate Director with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA specializing in Computation Arts. Kahentawaks is deeply interested in video games as a vehicle for Indigenous culture & experience, as well as their capacity to facilitate the healing of intergenerational trauma.
Wennekerakon is a Mohawk from Kanehsatake with a background in early childhood education. After graduating from Concordia University with a Bachelor's degree in Child Studies, she worked for a private daycare in Montreal where she discovered her passion for creating learning activities for children through arts and crafts. Today she is furthering that mission as a digital artist and designer with the goal of creating content for children to reconnect with their language in a fun and interactive way.
Frederyk KowalczykFred is a software developer with a myriad of technology stacks under his sleeve. He has developed apps and software in a variety of industries that include: festivals, fitness, utilities, education and his favourite: games. Fred is a believer in the presence of Indigenous peoples in the digital future and wants to build systems that work for them, not against them.
To help you decide if you want to work with us, here is our living list of company values.
To help preserve and revitalize the Indigenous languages of Canada.
To serve the unique needs of the Indigenous communities we work with.
To empower Indigenous schools with contemporary learning technology.
To bring Indigenous languages back into the home.
To provide employment opportunities to Indigenous people.
To pay livable wages to all employees.
We make in house Mohawk language learning games, and we accept commissions for custom games. Custom games may include:
Indigenous language learning games with options available for multiple localizations (English primary language + Mohawk secondary language, ect...)
Indigenous historical games
Indigenous myths and legends games
Indigenous biographical games
We also offer commission art services:
Game asset creation (2D & 3D)
Test drive one of our past projects and find out if our services are right for you.
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If you are interested in consulting services, would like to collaborate with us on a project, or if you are interested in obtaining customized ready made software, please fill out the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can.