Vol. 4 No. 6 (2010): Special Issue--Thinking After Dark: Welcome to the World of Horror Video Games
This special issue of Loading... features some of the papers presented at the international conference “Thinking After Dark: Welcome to the World of Horror Video Games” that was held in Montréal in April 2009, bringing together scholars from around the world to study this unique corpus. While some of the papers have already been published in Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play (edited by Bernard Perron, McFarland, 2009), the quality and originality of the other presentations called for a complementary publication. Given the lack of genre studies that mars the video game’s rise in academia, these conference proceedings represent an important contribution. The papers published herein favor an intermedial approach to the manifestations of horror in other cultural practices (literary and filmic) in order to chart the realm of videoludic horror. This issue was generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and published in partnership with Ludiciné.