5 True Stories That Have Inspired Game Development

We certainly know that most digital games have fictional story plots and narratives or just based on imagination. However, some big developers are also interested in involving real stories in the creation of their work, you know. In fact, because they are professionally made on a high budget, some of these titles are selling well in the market.

So, what are the real stories that are used as inspiration by developers in developing their games, huh? As a gamer, you must read articles about games from this true story to the end, okay!

  1. Historical records of vampires in Kisilova

There is a game called Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova which was released in 2015. Actually, this game is not the product of a giant developer funded with abundant money. Yes, this vampire-themed game is created by Organic 2 Digital Studio and published by Artifex Mundi.

However, what makes it viral is the story behind it. The Culture Trip on its website writes that once upon a time there was a vampire story that shocked the small town of Kisilova in Serbia. Well, the person who is considered a vampire or dracula is Petar Blagojevic, a villager who is considered cursed after he died.

2. Many games are inspired by the story of the Crusades

The Crusades have become one of the main commodities as inspiration in the entertainment media. Not only Hollywood films, some digital games also quite often carry this theme as the main plot. Maybe the context and details of the premise have been modified, but the core of the story is still based on a true story from the 11th to 17th centuries.

Some game titles inspired by the Crusades are Stronghold: Crusader, Total War: Medieval II, Crusader Kings, and many more. Well, in general, sales of war-themed games in the Middle Ages were indeed quite in demand in the market. Developers are also competing to make sequels that are more slick and exciting.

3. The story of the Black Dahlia murder was also used as the main plot of a game

Rockstar Games is really good at making quality games, such as the GTA series, Max Payne, Manhunt, and Red Dead Redemption . Well, one of their works that is a bit hidden from the frenzy of the digital gaming scene is LA Noire . Yes, this title is inspired by the story of the mysterious Black Dahlia murder, reported by the Looper page .

Amazingly, this game also gets positive opinions from gamers around the world. The score goes above 8/10 and is already one of the best detective games ever. So, if you’re curious, you can buy it on Steam for IDR 200 thousand.

4. A true story based on The Town of Light

The Town of Light is a horror game released in 2016 by LKA. This game can be played on Microsoft Windows (PC), PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Well, what makes this psychological horror game look even scarier is the true story behind its creation.

LKA as the developer made this game as a story that complements Volterra Psychiatric, a former facility that was once used as a mental hospital in Volterra, Italy. Dark stories have happened there. Sadistic and brutal treatment was carried out on patients, most of whom were prisoners.

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5. Great story about Three Countries implemented into game

The Three Kingdoms or Three Kingdoms is a story of political upheaval in China in ancient times. According to Britannica, this story takes place in AD 220–280 in most of mainland China. The three rulers at that time were both strong and ambitious to become emperors in China so they did not produce a unanimous vote.

Well, famous games that take the background about the Three Kingdoms are Total War: Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors . With a deep story and slick gameplay mechanics, both of them deserve to be one of the best historical-themed games ever released.

Which game titles from true stories do you like from the list above? Turns out, playing a game with a true story background can be fun too, right? In addition, you can learn history in unique ways.

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