Update #2 (Nov 29, 2020)

Full update notes can be found in a link at the bottom of this page.

The second update has arrived! With 35 newly added games, this update is substantially larger than the previous one. This second update also sees the addition of various new academic sources (articles, book chapters, online conference presentations), as well as a few new items in the database entries themselves (characters in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, settings in NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits and DLC packages in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI).

Although the amount of new games is considerable, I’m very much aware that there’s still a long way to go. Even a brief glance at the amount of games that can be found in the App Store is a firm reminder that dozens of games still need to be added — and that’s just (Android) mobile games. I’ve recently also discovered a conference presentation by Garfield & Manders (2019) which refers to many games that were not present in the database before. I have already added several of them and will add the rest with the next update.

Just like the first update received help from Jeremiah McCall, this one would not be the same without the help of David Serrano Lozano. I’m very grateful for his support, which transcends this update and will also feature prominently in the updates of the months to come.

On a more personal note, I’m very happy to write that November 1st marked the first day of my PhD research! I will spend the next four years looking at characters from classical mythology and their remediations in video games, and I could not be more excited.

Click here to see the full extent of the update.

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