BCM215 – Digital Artefact – Playing History

Kurt Dixon

Our Digital Artefact for BCM215 is the Playing History YouTube Channel. The above video is an example of one of the reviews we undertook as part of our Digital Artefact.

Digital Artefact – The Historical Accuracy of the Assassin’s Creed Games

For our Digital Artefact, Boswell and myself decided to team together to look at the very successful Assassin’s Creed video game franchise. Understanding the power of video games to immerse players into settings and stories, we wanted to address the historical accuracy of these games and critique how immersive they are at teaching players history.

For those unaware, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise began in 2007 with the original game immersing players into Middle Eastern life during the times of the European Crusades. Since then, the series has exploded in popularity, spawning sequels which have covered a variety of other historical time periods, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to…

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