Abstract

Mythology and its general relevance for popular culture is is a framework of growing importance for understanding the way narrative games function as cultural artefacts within society. Myths are better compatible than conventional stories with the key characteristics of games: interactivity, (world)simulation and gameplay. Furthermore, games as a technologically advanced medium, open up new mythological perspectives on contemporary society and technology, a perspective where the hacker is proposed as the new hero of this day and age.

Keywords

Computer Games Interactive Storytelling Mythology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joris Dormans
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  1. 1.Hogeschool van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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