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.
Trauma im Computerspiel: Mediale Repräsentationen mentaler Extremerfahrungen
Publishers: #Transcript (Transcript Publishing)
Format: #Paperback #eBook
Genres: #GameStudies #Psychology
#DiscoElysium (Disco Elysium)
#Hellblade (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)
#PapersPlease (Papers, Please)