Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a jackpot for Ubisoft

February 10, 2021By oomzerBlog Posts

We can’t really stop talking about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, so we won’t! Because of this, we wanted to talk a bit about the financial success Valhalla is. In this Stratigraph, we take a closer look at the monetary gains Ubisoft made from some Viking looting.

Understanding Alternative Histories: Mittelafrika

January 28, 2021By GuthixianBlog Posts, In Depth

This article is the first in a series of deep dives into alternative historical depictions of Africa and Colonialism in video games, primarily games by Paradox Interactive. In many popular Hearts of Iron IV mods, Germany controls large swathes of Africa as colonies. How would this colonial entity operate, and could it even exist the way it does in those mods?

The Value of Alternative History

January 21, 2021By GuthixianBlog Posts, In Depth

“What-if” history tends to get a bad reputation in the world of academia for being imprecise and subjective, yet the process behind making alternative history models for video game scenarios can be as complex as any proper research. How does alternative history benefit the gaming experience and how are these scenarios made?