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    This Video Game Keeps Genocide Real

    Although it never expressly says so, Mayrig: Paths to Freedom follows a woman’s escape from the Armenian genocide in 1915, OZY reports, requiring the player to make harrowing choices that alter the historically accurate storyline. Available for download in English and Arabic, with an eastern Armenian version in the works, the game is an eye-opening journey — accompanied by historical photographs and traditional Armenian music — that thrusts the player into the shoes of a refugee from a tragedy that left 1.5 million dead.

    What’s the lesson? Rather than being a gorefest, Mayrig highlights ordeals faced by refugees fleeing any given conflict.

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