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Vindac 1.0:  A Latin Preposition Video Game by Drake Truber
Young Indy Game Designer merges love for languages, art, and time-based media

As a child Drake Truber marched to his own drummer excelling in drawing and languages. In middle school, frustrated with rote flashcard memorization, he created an ancient Greek language video game. His secondary years were also full of imagination. While making Vindac he also created an award winning portfolio that gained him admission into the top art colleges. Truber’s art always had strong narration, so his interest in illustrating in time-based landscapes became the perfect marriage.





Vindac 1.0: About the Educational Video Game
“Vindac 1.0. Hadrian's Wall marked the end of the known world for the ancient Romans. Cast Latin preposition spells by gesture at your barbaric foes from atop Hadrian's Wall. Set in ancient Roman Britain, the kinetic, visual, and interactive properties of Vindac will have you mastering twenty-five essential Latin prepositions. Learning Latin prepositions through this educational video game allows for a dynamic, powerful learning experience that simply can’t be met by flashcards. Vindac features digitally painted Northumbrian settings and historically accurate characters, as well as an original soundtrack.” (Description from the Apple App Store, $1.99)  

Drake Truber: Bio
Drake is a student at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He was a National Portfolio winner for Scholastics. His fine art has appeared in diverse literary journals from Australia to Ireland and across the states from Seattle to New Hampshire. For many years his caricature portraits have pleased patrons at the Indiana State Fair and many other venues. Truber works digitally and in traditional materials such as oil painting and etching and continues to exhibit in juried exhibits. His Latin language game, Vindac, competed in the Independent Game Festival and he is currently designing his next project.
  
Drake Truber

Drake Truber is available for interviews. You may try the game by downloading the Apple app itunes.apple.com/us/app/vindac/id1287387967?mt=8 . Or, journalist may request a demo PC version from us. A play-through video https://youtu.be/4lnb6NA3deo is also available.
Some possible articles could be  
The Making of Vindac    
Video Game Design as Art
Play as Pedagogy”  
Language Education
Education and Technology”  
Art and Visual Storytelling

Schedule an interview        
Lost Art Student, c/o Drake Truber, P. O. Box 262, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

Vindac Media Release PDF
Drake Truber's Vitae PDF

Some possible interview questions
  • What is the value of play in the learning process?
  • Talk about your interests and study of Koine Greek, Latin, and German.
  • What steps did you take to create these educational games?
  • How do you develop ideas for creating art, illustrations, and video games?
  • What is a rigorous art school like Art Center like?
  • How much time do you spend making art in a typical day in art school?
  • Do you also create fine art such as painting, etching, etc.?
  • What is the difference between working digitally vs oil paints and watercolor

Enjoy the Vindac Soundtrack by Drew Tomasik
Blood and Fog
Our Magnificent Wall
Cobblestone

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LATIN LANGUAGE RESOURCES AND LINKS

American Classical League Classical Organizations
AP Latin College Board  Exam (Test)
Benefits of Latin, University of Kentucky  (Article)

Bibliotheca Augustana (classical and medieval collection)
Bill Casselman’s Latin Word List (Latin Dictionary)cal Association of the
Classical Association of the Middle West and South Classical Organizations
Ephemeris (Latin Newspaper)
Forum Romanum (Various texts)
Georgetown: Lynn Nelson’s Brief Latin Grammatical Aid (Grammer)
Glossarium Anglico-Latinum (Latin vocabulary list)
Histopia: Online English to Latin to English Dictionary (Dictionary)
Journal of Classics Teaching (Cambridge Journal)
Joe Kelly’s Latin Page (Resource)
KET Distance Learning (includes pages for Latin)
LacusCurtius  (Various texts)
Latin Place Names (Latin vocabulary list)
Latin SAT Subject Test (Test)
Latinitas Recens (Latin vocabulary list)
Levity: Adam McLean’s Latin parser and translator (Translator)
Library of Congress—Classical and Medieval History (Links)
Melissa  (Latin-language magazine)
Mr. Twister Latin Tongue Twisters 
National Latin Exam (Test)
Omniglot: Latin (Lessons)
Perseus Digital Library (Various texts)
Perseus Project Latin Dictionary (Latin Dictionary)
Saint Louis University Latin  (Resource)
Rogue Classicism  (Articles on Classics)
Saxo Grammaticus’ Medieval Latin Dictionary (Latin Dictionary
Study Guide to Wheelock Latin (by Dale A. Grote)
Tar Heel  (Beginning Latin Reader)
The Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Thesaurus)
Textkit (Latin Grammar)
The Latin Library  (Various texts)
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae — List of gateway sites for classics resources.
Vicipaedia Latina — A Latin-language version of the Wikipedia site.
Victionarium (Wikipedia's Latin vocabulary list)
VivaVoce (Roman poetry)
William Whitaker, A Latin Dictionary (Dictionary)


VINDAC BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Cast Latin Preposition Spells with Apple App by Warsaw Artist
, The Paper, Milford, Indiana, p3, Dec 20,2017
"Featured Artist: Drake Truber", Jenny: A Production of the Youngstown State University Student Literary Arts Ass, Issue 014, Spring 2018
Vindac, Apple App Store
Vindac Official Trailer, Youtube. https://youtu.be/UsbIVuiElvQ
Vindac Soundtrack, Drew Tomasik, Soundcloud,
Vindac still, Obra/Artifacts, Stetson University. DeLand, Florida, Issue 5, 2018
Vindac Student Entrant 2018, Independent Game Festival,
Warsaw Graduate Launches Latin Language App, Inkfree News, Warsaw, IN