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Games depicting the past are as popular as ever. While some games try to show the past as realistic as possible, others don’t even care. I am also researching games depicting archaeology and the past and how they do so.


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Archaeology Games

The tropes of the first Indiana Jones videogame

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2021-10-01

There have been a lot of videogames with the iconic archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones and I already talked about one of them. Atari released the first game however in 1982. That was one year after the screening of the very first Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark…

Screenshot of the game "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" showing a fictional South-American Temple


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Archaeology Games

Archaeogaming: An overview

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2021-07-30

Archaeogaming is a new sub-discipline and a mixture of Archaeology and Game Studies. Archaeogaming is a lot of things. What I can say for sure is, that it is getting more and more important. Here, I want to summarise what Archaeogaming has become and how it will be part…

Shows a screenshot of the Tomb Raider game Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)


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Gender roles in videogames – an archaeologists view

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2021-07-02

Archaeogaming is a relatively new term in academia and games culture. It can mean many things. For example excavating in-game, documenting games typologies or also researching the image of archaeology in videogames. You can find some examples in my post about the publication “Communicating the Past”. Therefore, archaeogaming is…

Screenshot of the videogame Indiana Hones and the Fate of Atlantis


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Why it is ok to criticise videogames

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2021-06-11

Analysing videogames has its benefits, but also its drawbacks when we criticise videogames. On the one hand you have a wonderful media that is not only viewable (like movies), but also interactive and immersive. This is a great basis for doing analysis. On the other hand you have the…

Image of the videogame Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception


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Archaeology Games

Uncharted and Archaeology: Break in, steal, destroy, repeat!

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2021-03-19

I recently started playing Uncharted and I was especially interested in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted and Archaeology are somehow connected, although it isn’t really. I heard many good things about the game and it also partly played in West Asian locations like Syria or Yemen. So I did…

Box of the game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis"


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Archaeology Games

“No bother Effendi” – The Orientalism of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

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2021-01-12

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one of the most successful adventure games of videogame history. LucasArts published the game in 1992 as a worthy successor of the (then three) Indiana Jones movies. Created by Hal Barwood, Hollywood screenwriter and also friend of George Lucas, it offered…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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