Project Pitch

The imitation of a new project begins! This time we’re looking at the Assassin’s Creed franchise. With help from a classmate, we are starting a project that analysis the historical accuracies and teaching possibilities of the Asassin Creed games.

Check it out below…

4 thoughts on “Project Pitch

  1. Hey Boswell,

    I loved your pitch – you spoke really clearly and both you and your partner seemed extremely knowledgeable on the topic!

    I think it’s interesting that you’re analysing the historical accuracy of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and another frame you could analyse this from is how the developers have changed certain aspects of history and how this might affect how people remember history. For example, the inclusion of Blackbeard in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag lets players interact with him through the main character’s (Edward Kenway) eyes and see how he lived and (spoilers for anyone who hasn’t played) died. Yet not everything we experience in this game can be true, since Edward Kenway and the Assassins didn’t really exist. Therefore, whilst analysing the games, also consider whether this may have a negative impact on people’s recollection of history.

    Adrienne Shaw (2015, https://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/article/view/157/185) states that historically-accurate games can “potentially lead players to question why history played out the way it did, rather than merely learning what happened as a series as facts”. I believe that what you have theorised, that video games can help educate people about history, does have some merit as video games allow people to experience events first-hand rather than just being told that something happened.

    Also consider connecting with online communities such as r/assassinscreed (https://www.reddit.com/r/assassinscreed/) and r/history (https://www.reddit.com/r/history/) as both are large communities dedicated to discussing the topics you plan on exploring, and they could provide valuable information, insights and resources.

    Great job on your pitch, I can’t wait to see more from you!

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