Silent Hill: The Terror Engine

Silent Hill: The Terror Engine

By: Bernard Perron (author)Hardback

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Silent Hill: The Original Survival Horror Video Game, the second of the two inaugural studies in the Landmark Video Games series from series editors Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, is a close analysis of the first three Silent Hill games. Silent Hill, first released in 1999, is one of the most influential of the horror video game series. Perron situates the games within the survival horror genre, both by looking at the history of the genre and by comparing Silent Hill with such important forerunners as Resident Evil and Fatal Frame. Taking a transmedia approach and underlining the designer's cinematic and literary influences, he uses the narrative structure; the techniques of imagery, sound, and music employed; and the artificial and game play emotions elicited by the games to explore the specific fears survival horror games are designed to provoke and how the experience as a whole has made the Silent Hill series one of the major landmarks of video game history.

About Author

Bernard Perron is Professor of Cinema at the Universit de Montr al and coeditor, with Mark J. P. Wolf, of the Landmark Video Games series.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780472071623
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780472071623
  • ISBN10: 0472071629

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