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.
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 […]
Dr. Stéphanie-Anne Ruatta is an ancient historian and expert in Classical languages who works full-time for Ubisoft: Québec, that rare career path in which some historians and archaeologists see themselves […]
Let’s get this out of the way first: Heaven’s Vault (inkle Studios, 16 April 2019, on Steam and PS4) is the best archaeological game I’ve ever played. It is also the best […]
Heaven’s Vault is a new, archaeological digital game (available Spring 2019 from inkle Studios) that breaks many boundaries in how archaeology and archaeologists have been portrayed. In the game, players: …uncover […]
Introduction Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey continues the franchise’s deep dive into Antiquity, featuring over 60 hours (so far, for me) of deep play in the Greek world of the 5th century […]
I conducted the Legacy Hub Archaeological Project in between the release of No Man’s Sky v1.3 (Atlas Rises) and v1.5 (NEXT), documenting the abandoned player settlements and communication stations of […]
I wonder if Hello Games was listening to the #archaeogaming hashtag on Twitter over the past year when they decided to include archaeology in No Man’s Sky: NEXT (v1.5). Granted the […]
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 […]
Part of my No Man’s Sky archaeology project is to find the homeworlds of those players who left their star systems in search of the Galactic Hub prior to the release […]
I’ve been following damon8r351 throughout the Legacy Hub. One of the more prolific explorers and message-writers, two of his communication stations have included coordinates and an invitation to his Pathfinder-era […]
Thanks to No Man’s Sky‘s Online Services wonky behavior, human-occupied systems can completely disappear without a trace, only to resurface at a moment’s notice once the connection to the servers is […]
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 […]
On October 1, 2017, I visited the planet Pr for the first time. I returned nearly nine months later to see what, if anything, had changed. As has happened elsewhere, […]
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 […]