Games in the Library & Online

There are many titles available for play within the library. Here is a (not exhaustive) list of available games that have something to say to us as historians, if we play them with a critical eye:

Braid
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b3611393~S9

Gone Home
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b3611152~S9

Little Big Planet
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2523397~S9

Fable II
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2523339~S9

Fallout III
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2523333~S9

Bioshock
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2570516~S9

Uncharted
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2585362~S9

Assassin’s Creed
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2570419~S9

Elder Scrolls IV
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2585368~S9

Doom
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2580764~S9

SimCity 2000
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2801634~S9

Riven (sequel to Myst)
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2801476~S9

Red Dead Redemption
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b2861636~S9

Shadow of Destiny
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b3066063~S9

Space Invaders
http://catalogue.library.carleton.ca:80/record=b3329365~S9

For more, search ‘other call numbers’ here; in particular try these searches: GVD (video games), GVB (board games).

You can also try the Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames

From Web Adventures, playable online versions of critically important text-only games:

Colossal Cave Adventure game - the first ever adventure game from 1976.
Modern clone of the classic MIT game - still good to play today.
Graham Nelson’s masterpiece – often considered the finest text adventure.
Emily Short’s experiment in highly interactive game characters.