1st Edition

Digital Games as History
How Videogames Represent the Past and Offer Access to Historical Practice

ISBN 9781138597822
Published April 25, 2018 by Routledge
290 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides the first in-depth exploration of video games as history. Chapman puts forth five basic categories of analysis for understanding historical video games: simulation and epistemology, time, space, narrative, and affordance. Through these methods of analysis he explores what these games uniquely offer as a new form of history and how they produce representations of the past. By taking an inter-disciplinary and accessible approach the book provides a specific and firm first foundation upon which to build further examination of the potential of video games as a historical form.



Adam Chapman is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Historical Games in the Department of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden