History’s Creed: ARTE Web Series on History in Video Games

Feb 27, 18

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Fresh on the heels of our editorial team transition, Play the Past is pleased to announced that the French-German TV channel ARTE is releasing a new web doc series on the treatment of history in video games. The series, commissioned by ARTE Creative and produced by Tournez s’il vous plait, is hosted by popular French History...

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Victoria 2 : Take the #Canada150 Challenge

Oct 02, 17

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N.B. Readers who would like to take up the Victoria 2 #Canada150 challenge without reading the historical introduction, can skip to the play rules, below.   March 16th, 1882. Canada’s 4th parliament is in session. A member of the Liberal party from the opposition bench, the Right Honourable William Paterson from Brant...

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Banished: It Takes a Village to Raise a Surplus

Sep 21, 16

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This article is part four of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. Or click on the following links for part one, part two, or part three.   Kaplunk: “Your reserve in tools is low.” Kaplunk: “Your reserve in firewood is low.”...

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This War of Mine: Human Survival and the Ethics of Care

Jul 27, 16

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This article is part three of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. Or click on the following links for part one, or part two.   It’s when your favorite character gets pointlessly killed that you truly begin playing This War of...

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The Long Dark: the Last Lonely Days of the Quantified Self

Jun 29, 16

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This article is part two of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. For part one, click here.   “You’ve faded into the Long Dark”… Thus ends each “survival trial” in the frozen and hostile, yet beautifully...

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