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AstraVerse: Establishing a Culturally Sensitive Framework for Integrating Elements from Mythological Backgrounds

verfasst von : Sai Siddartha Maram, Johannes Pfau, Reza Habibi, Magy Seif El-Nasr

Erschienen in: Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2022

Verlag: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Game designers often refer to sources of inspiration for creating new characters and narratives, with cultural and mythological references being a prominent choice for orientation. This however implicitly entails the importance of preventing the misuse of mythological or religious references to respect affiliated groups and believers. In this paper, we present a three-step framework to augment the ability of designers to create innovative characters using mythology as an inspiration while addressing and avoiding cultural backlash. The efficacy of the framework is verified by implementing the framework on Hindu Mythology. We present qualitative and quantitative findings which indicate that characters designed using the framework report significantly higher appraisal from a Hindu population than controversial portrayals of Hindu deities from actually shipped games.

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Metadaten
Titel
AstraVerse: Establishing a Culturally Sensitive Framework for Integrating Elements from Mythological Backgrounds
verfasst von
Sai Siddartha Maram
Johannes Pfau
Reza Habibi
Magy Seif El-Nasr
Copyright-Jahr
2022
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20212-4_1

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