About

Archaeogaming is a blog dedicated to the discussion of the archaeology both of and in video games (console, computer, mobile, etc.). If a game uses archaeology in some way (such as the Archaeology skill in World of Warcraft), we’ll discuss it here. If the design and function of pottery, textiles, and architecture vary between iterations of a game (e.g., Elder Scrolls), we’ll discuss it here. If a game contains an archaeologist character class or NPC (non-player character), we’ll discuss it here. We’ll review games containing (or about) archaeology, too. The blog will also explore new methods for conducting real archaeology in gaming environments, as well as the theory underpinning studying material culture of the immaterial.

If you’d like to write a game review or contribute a guest post, please email archaeogaming@gmail.com.

Archaeogaming was created and is currently maintained and authored by Andrew Reinhard as of June 2013. All posts are licensed as CC-BY, but if there are ideas here that you want to take and run with, by all means do so.

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. Pingback: Bits & Pieces: Open Research, Buried, Sulawese Art, & Desert Island Archaeologies | These Bones Of Mine

  2. Pingback: Archäologie + Gaming = Archäogaming | Medien im Geschichtsunterricht

  3. Severence The Blade of Darkness was my favorite game and probably the best sword fighting mechanics to date. Another favorite was F1 Challenge 99-02, which gave a lot of options for customization. Grand Prix Legends was too hard but good.🙂

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