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    It's a book...it's a game

    Published on 05/09/2014 by David Birkett

    Christopher Brookmyre, who adds comedy, social comment and politics to the thriller genre to produce ‘tartan noir’, has developed a video game which accompanies his recent novel. Bedlam (the book) tells the story of Ross Baker, a dissatisfied neuroscience worker who finds himself trapped in a video game he remembers from his childhood. Meanwhile, in Bedlam (the game) Heather "Athena" Quinn finds herself inside a first-person shooter, where she must search for the hero from the book while her virtual world evolves from a retro style up to a modern environment. It’s inevitable that content and culture from the gaming world will increasingly blend with and influence other genres, and this is a fascinating example.

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