The Year is 1851. The die is cast. The battle for the soul of Lagos is unavoidable.
The term AGIDINGBI is onomatopoeia for the sounds made during the canon guns that were fired by British forces in 1851. The sound was so loud that, it was heard in far Badagry and the mainland of Lagos.
This Chess game seeks to teach a bit of Lagos history while improving IQ, mental awareness, risk analysis, leadership skills and more. This chess-style game is our way of exporting Lagos to the rest of the world via the digital landscape.
The Objective and notion behind the creation of the Game are to infuse Technology together with History as a way of preserving History and Culture and also showcasing it to the world in a flexible and engaging medium.
Being the 1st Variant of the Chess Game in Nigeria, The 1851 Agidingbi Chess Game is an infusion of Lagos History and culture with the latest gaming technology in producing an experience in Chess Game format.
The year is 1851. The infamous HMS Bloodhound has set sail from England and berthed in Lagos, with one objective: Attack and take control of Lagos. Whoever controls Lagos controls its commerce and holds major trade influence in the West African region.
This is really a battle between Oba Kosoko and his uncle, Oba Akitoye. While the former was loved by his people, he encouraged the slave trade and had support from the likes of Madam Efunroye Tinubu. Akitoye on the other hand who was friends with the British had tried to stop the slave trade in Lagos but lost the throne to his nephew Kosoko in the process.
The die is cast. The battle for the soul of Lagos is unavoidable. Kosoko wants the throne, but Akitoye with support from the British forces wants it more. Players move into position.
Lagos is invaded on December 26, 1851. For 5 days, the British forces decimate Lagos. On 31st December 1851, Oba Akitoye is re-installed as the Oba of Lagos.
Oba Akitoye entered into a treaty with Britain and assumed the throne from January 1852. Lagos was annexed as a British Colony in 1861, this formed a basis for the colonial administration in what later became Nigeria.
Today, you have the chance to rewrite that history through Agidingbi 1851. Win or lose Eko, it’s in your hands. Welcome to the game!
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What’s New: This version of this game is the 1851 Agidingbi 0.1 version. We update this game every month. Other versions will come up expanding the Historical Narrative the game was built around, so don’t forget to download the latest version to enjoy a great Chess Game laced with one of the biggest historical narratives around the City of Lagos, Nigeria.
What are you for? You have the chance to re-write History. Whatever you do, make sure Eko Wins.
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Website url: https://1851agidingbi.com
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- AGIDINGBI 1851 PRODUCTION LTD
- 28.1 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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