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Can video games tell historical truths?

Our take in our Lovecraft + Aztecs title – Javier Rayón Javier Rayón is the writer and director of Dream of Darkness, a Lovecraft+Aztecs video game for PC. With his startup he tells the real mysteries of history, starting with his hometown of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán, current Mexico City. Humanity is at a […]

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Themes, and a Call for Contributions

If you’re wondering what’s coming up on #HGN, or you would like to contribute to the discussions on the site, read on!  As you might already have seen, our first theme – Historical Truth – is now underway, with a first post from our Event Chair, Adam Chapman. You will be able to find content […]

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Blog-Post-Modernism and Games of Historical Truth

In 2014, while working as a postdoctoral fellow at the LiNCS research centre at the University of Gothenburg, I was given the opportunity to design a course as part of the centre’s fantastic DSES (Doctoral School in Educational Sciences) program.  These courses invited PhD students from universities all over the world to come to Sweden […]

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Hello world!

What is the Historical Games Network? The Historical Games Network (HGN) brings together academics, game makers and other cultural workers to explore the relationship between history and games, of all kinds and broadly defined. We aim to engage a diversity of perspectives, to support – and offer a platform to – new voices in the […]