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TRAUMA IN COMPUTER GAMES: MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF EXTREME MENTAL EXPERIENCES

Thomas Spies



 

The medium of computer games is increasingly being used to deal with psychological trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder, illness and death as well as depression and phobias are the predominant themes and motives. In a historical overview and in comparative analyses, Thomas Spies shows tendencies in cultural representation. Dealing with titles such as "Papers, Please", "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" and "Disco Elysium" makes it clear how computer games are increasingly finding media-specific possibilities to convey the diversity and complexity of traumatic experiences.

 

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German

Paperback

9783837661521

2022

324

German

eBook

9783839461525

2022

324

OTHER NAMES

  • Trauma im Computerspiel: Mediale Repräsentationen mentaler Extremerfahrungen

 

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Authors: #ThomasSpies

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#DiscoElysium (Disco Elysium)

#Hellblade (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)

#PapersPlease (Papers, Please)


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