What Does it Mean to be Orlanthi? : Hermeneutic Challenge in King of Dragon Pass
Arjoranta, J. (2016). What Does it Mean to be Orlanthi? : Hermeneutic Challenge in King of Dragon Pass. In DiGRA/FDG '16 : Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG (pp. 1-16). Digital Games Research Association. Retrieved from http://www.digra.org/wp-content/uploads/digital-library/paper_41.pdf
© Arjoranta, 2016.
The game King of Dragon Pass(A Sharp 1999) portrays what it is like to live as an Orlanthi, a member of the Storm Tribe. In order to successfully play the game, the player must understand the values that guide a tribe of Orlanthi in a hermeneutic process that requires the constant evaluation of the players’ prejudices of how people should live and be governed. This paper examines the hermeneutic process of interpretation the player goes through and shows how meaning works as a game mechanic in King of the Dragon Pass.
JulkaisijaDigital Games Research Association
Kuuluu julkaisuunDiGRA/FDG '16 : Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG