"But It’s Not Historically Accurate!" - Diversity in Elsinore

by Katie Chironis 

Elsinore is an adventure game set in the world of Shakespeare’s Hamlet - which places it, historically, in 16th century Denmark. Since we began work on the project a year or so ago, I’ve shown the playtest build to family, friends, and strangers alike. After they’re done playing, intermingled with their feedback on gameplay, they often point to Ophelia and ask: Why is she black?

My answer is always the same: Why shouldn’t she be?

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A few trains caught in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Music: SaboteurMusic – Trappa$ Instrumental