On first glance Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed from 2007, the first of a long and popular series, presents itself as yet another example of Orientalism in video games
Semi-fictionalized History as Teaching Aids: Opportunities for learning history in Assassin’s Creed II as a digital game and novel
This study is a hermeneutic content analysis of both a digital video game, in this case Assassin’s Creed II, and the written story based on that game, Assassin’s Creed Renaissance.
‘Nothing is true, everything is permitted’: The Portrayal of the Nizari Isma’ilis in the Assassin’s Creed Game Series
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed does a remarkable – though not flawless – job in presenting a well-balanced game narrative, which incorporates not only a historically justified representation of the Nizari Isma’ilis, but also implicitly corrects one of the most famous Western legends about the so-called ‘Assassins’
The video game offers far greater potential for the creation and presentation of history than any other entertainment or interactive media.
By Danièle Cybulskie Assassin’s Creed: Trial by Fire, a compilation of the first five comic books in the new Assassin’s Creed series, comes from the same writers that brought us the immensely popular Kill Shakespeare, a comic series that playfully wreaked havoc with Shakespeare’s canon, while drawing in a whole new audience to his plays. Written […]
A new Youtube video is showing the results of a project by history students at the University of Oslo where they recreate how a city looked in the Middle Ages. ‘Oslo recreated to year 1300’ was made by undergraduates taking part in the university’s Oslo in the Middle Ages course under John McNicol. The project involved […]
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.
This roundtable explored some of the many pedagogies of medievalism in the modern academy. To what purposes is medievalism taught, and how? Using what texts and in what contexts?
“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.
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.
This article examines ways in which the idea of an authentic Middle Ages is deployed in fan debates over perceived racism in the role-playing video-game Dragon Age: Origins (DAO), its sequel Dragon Age II (DA2), and the forthcoming third game.
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.
Medievalism hides in many guises in contemporary culture, of which four will be examined here.
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!
This first-person multiplayer action video game is currently in production by Torn Banner Studios, and has similar gameplay mechanics to Half-Life 2.