Dakota State student creates computer game to help preserve Lakota language


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:26pm

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Carl Petersen has used and award he won to help develop a Lakota language game.

MADISON, S.D.-Dakota State University student Carl Petersen has developed a computer game that he hopes will help people develop their ability to learn and speak the Lakota language. The senior computer game design and computer science major, who has a minor in mathematics, presented the game, "Tipi Kaga" at the imagineNATIVE film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada, in October. The imagineNATIVE Festival is the world's largest festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators.

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