students receive $50,000 to create Virtual Joust game

c/o the good people of

“Two medieval projects have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). One project will develop an interactive jousting computer game for a museum, while the other will create a seminar for high school and college teachers about Islamic civilization in Iberia during the Middle Ages. The Higgins Armory Museum in Massachusetts has received a $50 000 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant for its project Virtual Joust: A Technological Interpretation of Medieval Jousting and Its Culture.”

For more on this, and on the rather more serious other project–see also Medieval Projects Earn Grants from NEH (

See also: Even more Sims Medieval screen shots emerge from Gamescom (The Tanooki). In the meantime, our usual favourite suspects, Lego and Playmobil, offer an abundance of virtual medieval jousting possibilities… and here is my favourite Google image search result today,

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