Computer game Gesta Final featuring Fidel Castro hits hard in Cuba
Gesta Final is the name of the game which managed to create a very modern and technological approach on the history learning process, by allowing players to follow rebel activities of personalities like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
Jorge Luis Rosell, the game developer, states that through gaming experience, fun can be used to help teenagers learn about history in a more relaxed and efficient way.
Translated as “Final Feat”, this video game places players in the world of 1959, right into the Guerrilla War where Fidel Castro along with his forces managed to turn down the military dictator Fulgeneio Batista.
Gesta Final really takes on the activity of Guerrilla warfare and enables gamers to do rebel activities like throwing Molotov cocktails onto houses and setting them on fire, or shooting rival troops commanded by the military government. They have to deal with swamps, forests and long mountain trails that really help on making an idea of what Guerrilla warfare really meant for Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
As the news website euronews mentioned: “It is a revolutionary game in the real sense of the word.”
Youth Computing Club, an organization leaded by the state took the game since its very apparition on the market, but none of the representatives thought about it as being such a great hit for local teenagers.[embedvideo]?