By Daniel T. Kline

Digital gaming’s cultural importance is usually minimized a lot within the comparable approach that the center a while are discounted because the backward and infantile precursor to the fashionable interval. Digital Gaming Reimagines the center Ages demanding situations either perceptions by way of reading how the center a while have continued into the modern global through electronic video games in addition to reading how electronic gaming interprets, adapts, and remediates medieval tales, subject matters, characters, and tropes in interactive digital environments. even as, the center a long time are reinterpreted in accordance with modern issues and conflicts, in all their complexity. instead of a unique time some time past, the center a long time shape an area within which thought and narrative, gaming and textuality, identification and society are remediated and reimagined. jointly, the essays display that whereas having its roots firmly in narrative traditions, neomedieval gaming―where neomedievalism now not negotiates with any truth past itself and different medievalisms―creates cultural palimpsests, multiply-layered trans-temporal artifacts. Digital Gaming Re-imagines the center Ages demonstrates that the medieval is greater than only a stockpile of traditionally static proof yet is a residing, subversive presence in modern culture.

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