We sent the Milan edition of whaiwhai to the press today. You might already know that it’s called Milano Diamante. But there are some things you definitely don’t know about it. We’ll list them below. First, though, mark your calendars: on Saturday, March 13th at 11:00am, we’ll meet in front of the Palazzo Reale in Milan to unveil this new edition. To participate, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Tourism of the City of Milan. Send an e-mail to them and they’ll give you all the information you need to participate. Now for some of the highlights of this edition:
- Milano Diamante contains 45 great stories written by Paolo Roversi, an author who knows Milan backwards and forwards and has already fascinated readers with noir novels set in the city.
- We’re experimenting with the option of customizing your adventure through the city: when you start the game, you can choose to read mainly stories related to history, design or music. After working with consultants, we decided that the myriad facets of Milan merit a division of the stories into three categories: one for historical events and legends, one for the Milanese design tradition and notable personalities associated with it, and one for opera and other stories about music.
- Milano Diamante is officially sponsored by the Department of Tourism of the City of Milan and by the world-renown opera house La Scala, with the collaboration of the Triennale di Milano design museum. So we’ve already received lots of support.
- The search this time is for a stolen diamond. You must find it with the help of an inspector, who is trying to catch the nimble thief Salai.
That’s all for now. Hope to see you Saturday!
(illustration by Giovanna Nicosia)