Millions of players of the online video game Fortnite can now visit a virtual museum dedicated to the Holocaust. Amid Fortnite’s battle royales and combat arenas now stands Voices of the Forgotten , a virtual museum launched in August of this year. Museums in video gamesThe creation of museums within video games, designed to do something a physical museum cannot, has received increasing attention in the wake of the pandemic. But museums have long had a presence in video games as a form of worldbuilding. “When I think about what museums can learn from video games and what the reciprocal relationship can be, it’s how video games direct people’s attention, how they encourage interaction and storytelling,” says Marie Foulston, an independent curator and creative director who specialises in video games.
Source: The North Africa Journal October 02, 2023 11:31 UTC