Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska: Fighting for digital dignity: Middle Eastern and Islamic video games

Video games are cognitive representations of reality. Through a game a user can take part in a story developed by its creator. Islamic and Middle Eastern video games seem to provide a counterbalance for Western games, even though they use their form. The storyline of Middle Eastern games fit political reality of the region, what translates into different topics and different roles ascribed to the heroesIn case of Islamic educational games their religious character is significant - the game is a tool for transmitting religious knowledge to young Muslims living in diaspora in an interesting, modern way. The articles also tackles on Western games that present Islam and/or Middle Eastr - either through the lens of Orientalism or through a conflict between Islam and the West.