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Arkhangelsk Region set to host Arctic computer, board games competition
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Arkhangelsk Region set to host Arctic computer, board games competition

Arkhangelsk Region Governor Igor Orlov has suggested holding a competition for the best board and computer games about the Arctic, the regional press and media agency reports. Orlov believes that the competition will help popularize Arctic exploration and will raise public awareness of the history and prospects for developing the top of the world.

"The development of polar latitudes calls for human resources, equipment and funding. Media support is also becoming very important, and its role is bound to increase in the future," Orlov noted.

The competition, scheduled for the summer or autumn of 2016, will involve participants in the following four categories: best computer game, board game, mobile application and video footage. Major companies and independent inventors are free to suggest their ideas.

The winners will be able to manufacture, commercialize and sell Russian games dealing with the development of subarctic regions.

The competition's concept will be submitted to the State Commission for Arctic Development.