Assassin's Creed realizes brutal historical realities within the boundaries of simulated spaces.
The worlds of the Assassin's Creed series are layered ones. Simulations of historical times and places are nested within a near future world of corporate intrigue and a broader vision of history defined by an ages old battle between templars and assassins.
Our podcast contributors spent this week unravelling these worlds within worlds as well as exploring their interelatedness. Join the Moving Pixels podcast for a discussion of simulations within simulations, historical recreations, and the presentation of worlds both familiar, mysterious, and most often brutally realized.
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Additional discussion of Assassin's Creed:
Assassin's Creed: In the Simulation, Nothing is True, and Everything is Permitted, G. Christopher Williams
The Mystery of Assassin's Creed, Nick Dinicola
The Assassin's Religion, Nick Dinicola
Landscape Painting and the Vistas of Assassin's Creed II, G. Christopher Williams
Locomotion, Parkour, and the Illusion of Competence in Video Games, G. Christopher Williams
Our podcast contributors:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.
Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.