A Quantitative Study of Historical Video Games (1981–2015)

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A Quantitative Study of Historical Video Games (1981–2015)
Title of the book
Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian
Author(s)
Rochat Yannick
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
9780367363864
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Published
Issued date
04/09/2019
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Oui
Editor
von Lünen Alexander, Lewis Katherine J., Litherland Benjamin, Cullum Pat
Series
Routledge Approaches to History
Chapter
1
Pages
3–19
Edition
1st Edition
Language
english
Abstract
In this chapter, I provide a survey of a large number of historical video games released between 1981 and 2015. For this purpose, I use as proxy a database composed of 1,690 video games released in that interval. It was created—and is still maintained—by an online community called HistoriaGames. I discuss in this chapter the potential biases of working with a database built externally. Eventually, I provide a descriptive analysis of this set of historical video games with a focus on the distribution of video games over release dates, platforms, genres, historical periods, and historical events.
Keywords
historical video game, game studies, data analysis, digital humanities
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