It micht come as a surprise til a lock o' yis oot thar, but thar are a wheen o' media type folk wha regard Ulster Scots as some kindae deid langwidge, oany practised by auld folk an' the illiterate. It gaes wi'oot sayin' thit this is ballix. Even fur bye the panoply o' intellectual hevyweichts thit contribute tae this website, thar is a team o' tap computer folk wurkin' hard at developin' video games thit will bring oor kulture tae both a yunger, better lukkin', an' indaid wurld wide audience.
The Carrickfergus based company Micrasaft hiv put taegither a rake o' games thit imploy the latest in computer things til bring the rich wurld o' the Ulster Scot tae life. They expek a nummer yin hit in the aist Antrim region wi' Flute Hero. Loosely based oan Gitar Hero, this game uses the Nintendae Wee's technology tae allae ye tae play alang wi' some o' the gratest Loyalist tunes o' the last 400 years. It includes auld favourites like the Sash, Derry's Walls, the Sash an' Derry's Walls.
If ye buy the add-on - Parade Idol - ye kin use a unique version o' the Wee's dance mat - the march mat - fur til allow ye tae try tae keep in step alang sum o' Ulster's maist famous routes, includin' Moira, Lisbellaw, Newtownstewart an' that yin thit the Independent Lodge gae tae ivrey year whar naebudy iver luks at them. Extra points are awarded fur Tennants lager consumption befair the haim leg. Kin ye haul a tune oan the upslope in Rathfriland?
The oany disappointin' level is Drumcree, fur the game keeps shuttin' doon.
In development, o' coorse, is a Lambeg version, but the company is hivin' a few teethin' prablems wi' the cuttin' edge goat skin simulation technology.
Crisps fur breakfast by the luks of it.