A downloadable oskate (game) for Windows and macOS

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The Making Of Tipi Kaga

 Northern Plains Games was founded by Carl Petersen in 2018, Carl is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and descended from the Oohe Numpa band of Lakota. A Game Designer, Programmer, Writer, and Lakota Translator he created the prototype for Tipi Builder as a project for a programming class at Dakota State University in 2017 since then the game has won several awards.

  • Billy Mills Running Strong for American Indian Youth Dream Starter Grant - $10,000
  • Four Bands Community Fund Youth Grant  
  • All Fools Game Fair best Indie Game Commendation
  • Official Selection - ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival

Tipi Kaga or in English Tipi Builder is a game about constructing a Lakota Tipi all of the dialogue is in the Lakota language with the hope that the game and its successors will become an integral part of the revitalization of the Lakota language that today has less than three thousand Fluent Speakers. 

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Tipi Kaga.zip 55 MB
Tipi_KagA_MAC_Build.app.zip 69 MB


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I second an HTML5 version and ensuring it works on the Steam Deck, pretty please. :D

Pilamaya yelo

~Big Stone Cree ( but hey, I learned a bit when I dated this Lakota / Cherokee girl! ;)


Double points for the Steam Deck. What inspired you to learn the Lakota language? You think that you will be able to connecting more easily with the Lakota Nation?

Can you create a web build? I am not able to view it on my Mac- due to my institutions security settings. I was wondering if you think it would be a nice idea to also make a Dakota version? Our institution is in the Traverse des Sioux area in Minnesota and given the historic lands we are on, if there are Dakota who are interested that could be something great to do, and educational to the community here.

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A Dakota version?  do you have access to the park at all times?