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ISSN: 2081-8718     eISSN: 2353-2831    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/rk.2020.11-13
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Lista wydań / 11 (2020)
From the Action-Packed Film to the Stealth Strategy: A Controlled Revolt against the Tradition of the Western in Desperados III

Autorzy: Dagmara Kottke
Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Lublin
Słowa kluczowe: western film gra komputerowa skradanka strategia czasu rzeczywistego
Rok wydania:2020
Liczba stron:14 (251-264)
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Desperados III is a stealth-strategy developed by Mimimi Games in 2020. The game tells the story of five outlaws who undertake hazardous activities in the Wild West. As regards its plot, setting and types of characters, Desperados III seems to follow the principles of formulaic western fiction and films. Yet the process of the western’s adjustment to the genre of tactical stealth has serious implications for the formula. The aim of the article is to discuss the game’s rebellion against the tradition of the genre. The paper is divided into four sections. They examine the game’s mechanics, its temporality, perspective and the construction of the virtual world in the context of the western’s adaptation to the stealth-based tactical strategy.
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