Follow in the footsteps of the Medici family, one of the most influential families of the Italian Renaissance. Make important decisions that will affect the welfare of the Medici Bank and ultimately the course of art history. Learn to balance relationships with powerful city-states, merchant factions, and the Catholic Church as you build your financial empire and play a pivotal role in the creation of famous artworks, monuments, and institutions of the Renaissance.
ARTé: Mecenas is a strategy game, with targeting learning outcomes designed to enhance Art History courses. Gameplay will engage and immerse students from the Medici perspective to demonstrate the interconnectedness of art patronage, economics, and political pressures surrounding the commissioning of famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance. ARTé: Mecenas features the most influential artworks of 15th and 16th centuries including over 130 pieces of art by more than 70 artists.