The potential of video games for teaching history is receiving increasing recognition. However, the greatest emphasis is on their use as tools in secondary education. The few studies focusing on undergraduate education demonstrate the use of games to create an immersive historical experience with counterfactual options.
“The Middle Ages is a space where White Supremecy is legitimised. The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’ to legitimise this kind of literacy.’
It is one of the most popular video games ever created. Moreover, educators are finding ways to use Minecraft as a teaching tool, and one that could be ideal for learning about the Middle Ages.
Looking for a new game to get you back to the Middle Ages? Prosperity – Italy 1434, based on factual characters and events, and which allows you to get involved in alliances, assassins, corruption and battles, is now available for Android as well as IOS users.
The video game phenomenon is marking our current and future the perception of the medieval past.
From JazReviews, here are the top five Medieval Video Games!
Assassin’s Creed and its sequels have created some memorable characters. Which assassin would you be?
A new video game will soon allow players to explore, build up and go to war in 30 million square kilometres of pixelated medieval Europe.
On May 1st, HeadUp Games will be releasing the video game app Bridge Constructor Medieval for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
In late 2010, a small game development company known as Frictional Games launched Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a survival horror game fixated upon medieval and Renaissance traditions.
A group of Czech video game makers have already raised over £430,000 on Kickstarter to create Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a RPG that will allow players to quest and fight in a more historically-realistic medieval world.
Having already raised over $66,000 on Kickstarter, an American-based gamemaker is set to release a new version of the classic game Fief, 1429.
There is a clear reason for this general discounting of Italian knighthood in the later Middle Ages. The traditional focus of northern Italian historiography being cities and civic life, knighthood has struggled to find a place in the world of communes and city-states, merchants and markets.
If you are looking to re-fight the Hundred Years War on your iPad, the game Great Battles Medieval might be for you!
It was then that I came to a rather drastic realization about the gaming industry. Video games were no longer just a tool for entertainment. This was a new platform for historians to assemble takes on history. This was the future!
For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – save a medieval kingdom!
For those looking to support a medieval-themed project, Blazon! The Card Game might be just what you are looking for
This first-person multiplayer action video game is currently in production by Torn Banner Studios, and has similar gameplay mechanics to Half-Life 2.
Leading history travel website Historvius.com has launched a new social-travel game allowing people to truly become King of the Castle or even Emperor of the Colosseum. Users can rule historic sites they’ve visited, earn points, titles and badges, share with their friends and build their very own virtual empire while they travel.
The makers of Stronghold 3, which was launched this fall, have added a medieval castle builder extension to enhance their video game.
For millions of fans who wanted to command their own castle, the new game CastleVille is giving them the opportunity to do so – at least in the online world.
Paradox Interactive has released the first in a series of seven live action trailers for medieval strategy / RPG Crusader Kings II. The video features a ‘unique’ attempt to storm a medieval castle ;)
Who says history can’t be fun?! Medievalists.net chats with Simon Bradbury about the medieval gaming world of Stronghold III
Who says history can’t be fun?! Medievalists.net talks to Simon Bradbury about the medieval gaming world of Stronghold III How did you get into video game creation? My first game was a side scrolling arcade game called Elf – back in 1985 – in the days when the whole game could be made in 3 months by […]
Stronghold 3 Developed by Firefly Studios To be released in October 2011 For the PC Your castle walls are being smashed by siege engines, an enemy catapult surrounded by troops is rumbling ever closer, your villagers are starving, wolves have been spotted in a nearby cave, your barracks are desperately empty… Just another typical day […]
LandGrabbers, a new title for iPad, is set in a medieval/fantasy world. It combines classic elements of strategy, simulator, and resource management, which is unique to the world of casual games. Game Overview: The main aim of LandGrabbers is to capture enemy fortresses and maintain your winning march through four diverse locations – woods, desert, […]