Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination
By Vit Sisler
Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination is a serious game on contemporary history. It features strong narrative, interactive comics and authentic audiovisual materials. It presents key historical events from different perspectives, including previously marginalized groups. The game develops abilities to comprehend and analyze sources of facts and create critical judgments. Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination has been developed at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague and the Institute of Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The development of the game was financed by the Czech Ministry of Culture.
Vit Sisler is an Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague. His research deals with the information and communication technology in the Middle East and serious video games. He has published extensively in issues related to ICT, the Middle East and video games and his work has appeared in the Communication Yearbook; European Journal of Cultural Studies and Information, Communication & Society. Vit Sisler is a lead designer of Czechoslovakia 38-89, a serious game on contemporary history.