The Game Theorists is a YouTube channel which analyzes digital games. In their videos, there are many tools which archaeogamers can (and should) use for their studies. By adding to the list and making these elements known, the archaeogaming community can think of these methods and new ones as a communal effort to improve archaeological methods in digital games.
Horizon Zero Dawn explores themes in the placement of ruins and artifacts for the digital game world. Archaeogaming is the archaeology in and of games and the way that Horizon Zero Dawn explores the archaeological theory behind analysis of artifact.
The definition of archaeogaming needs to expand and encompass tabletop (or analogue) gaming and games. The archaeology in and of tabletop gaming provides an insight into the culture of the historic period but also our own. Historical games found in archaeological excavations and in historical documentation should be encompassed in the definition of archaeogaming since gaming is much more than digital games.
This special guest post by Franki Webb explores the archaeogaming of Dragon Age Inquisition and Dragon Age Origins. The archaeology in and of Dragon Age by Bioware.
An Introduction to the Archaeology in (and of) Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerrilla Games (2017), on the PlayStation 4. Discussing the archaeogaming aspects in Horizon Zero Dawn as the first of a series of posts exploring the subject of the archaeology in and of Horizon Zero Dawn.
E3 occurred this week and new games, new installments to old franchises, and exciting news for archaeology in and of digital games. Exploring the new archaeogaming potential from the announcements and trailers for E3 entertainment expo.
Discussing upcoming changes to the blog and what to expect for the near future.
On March 22, 2019, I announced that I would be stepping away from this blog and from the archaeogaming Twitter account in order to finish my archaeology PhD at the […]
Presented at TAG Syracuse Session 006, May 4, 2019. Below is the text-as-presented. Click HERE for the MP3 audio, which I pre-recorded (should you want to listen). My sincere thanks go […]
We did this to ourselves. Humanity’s core set of needs include: food, water, protection from the environment (i.e., clothing and/or shelter), survival of the species. A fifth core need must […]
Introduction The diverse archaeogaming community of practice shares one grand challenge that stands out over all others: publication. This brief post breaks the challenge down into three major points: 1) […]
POST UPDATED ON 27 JULY 2018. SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR NEW DATA. The latest iteration of No Man’s Sky, v1.5 “NEXT”, marks the second extinction-level event in the game’s two-year […]
The blurb on reddit began: Are you tired of being shot down by pirates? Space stations looking a little sterile? Need a little “me time”? Do you yearn for simple […]
Onsen is the second of two neighboring planets paying tribute to Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Alone in Euclid Galaxy, a colossal reconstruction of the Deep Thought computer broadcasts […]
Fans of Douglas Adams’ 1979 novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will recognize the giant thumb on the billboard posted above CrispyChrisu’s base. This is the first of a brace […]
Meridian used to be a forested world with the Meridian Village Grand Prix race track. Now the planet is stripped of trees, its name has changed, and the Meridian Village […]