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January 2017

SUBOTRON arcademy meets BuK: Games and Literature – A transmedia perspective

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MuseumsQuartier Q21,
Museumsplatz 1
Vienna, 1070 Austria
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Keynote by Prof. Dr. Gundolf S. Freyermuth Towards the end of the 1980s digital games developed their so-called “movie envy” and started to strive for near-photorealistic imagery. Prior to that games had primarily oriented themselves by literature’s example: from the legendary “SpaceWar!” game (1962), which was inspired by E.E. Smith’s science-fiction novels, to the text adventure genre, which emerged in the 1970s and for almost a decade provided the most commercially successful games. Prof. Freyermuths keynote will illuminate the relationship between…

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