Launched in 2002, the Ludologica Collection examines the most important video games of all time. Each volume is dedicated to a key theme or a seminal title. The discussed texts are placed within the production of the game designer and the genre of development and are analyzed in depth. From Will Wright to Shigeru Miyamoto, from Hideo Kojima to Richard Garriott, Ludologica thus creates an original mosaic of aesthetics, genres, and autonomous intentions with few comparisons in the current publishing landscape. The collection offers a new way to look at video games with an approach that is both accessible and stimulating. Among the authors are prominent figures from specialized criticism, university professors from prestigious institutions, and enthusiasts.
In the summer of 2007, a year to remember for first-person shooters, a video game emerged onto the scene destined to redefine the very nature of the genre. It was a revolution, but also an evolution. Indeed, it was the spiritual successor to System Shock 2, which had contributed to rewriting the rules of operation and enjoyment of the FPS genre. That game was Bioshock, a hybrid FPS that, like System Shock 2, integrated elements of role-playing and adventure and projected them onto a fantastic and hyper-detailed canvas: the underwater city of Rapture, with its captivating architecture. Bioshock and its sequels are modern classics, true works of digital epic characterized by incredibly rich textuality, an orgy of cinematic, artistic, and literary references, as well as allusions to fundamental archetypal themes, myth, and psychoanalysis. Filippo Zanoli approaches Bioshock with an open methodological approach that phylogenetically retraces the history of the first-person shooter and the modes of storytelling within the genre, starting from its beginnings. After illustrating in detail the modus operandi of Levine and his production studio, Zanoli provides an organic synopsis of the first and second episodes.
Bioshock. In nome del padre
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