Summoning Rebels With Historical Video Games

In Summoning Rebels With Historical Video Games, Pietro Polsinelli delves into the intricate world of historical game design, challenging conventional narratives. Exploring the complexities of history, he questions the widely accepted portrayals of power and religion. Inspired by the heretical movements of medieval Italy, Open Lab’s forthcoming game, “Becoming Saint,” invites players to navigate between faith, politics, and social justice, creating a movement and converting the whole of Italy.