York Archaeology Professors Play Far Cry Primal

Posted on 29 March 2016

Experts on the Mesolithic review popular new video game

University of York Archaeology Professors Nicky Milner and Matthew Collins offered their thoughts during a Twitch livestream play-through of the new video game, Far Cry Primal. Far Cry Primal is set during the Mesolithic in Central Europe, 10,000 BCE. The game features several prehistoric tropes and the professors provided their commentary and critique of the depiction of prehistoric people as the game progressed.

They were joined by Colleen Morgan, a Centre for Digital Heritage Postdoc who specializes in digital media and archaeology, Neil Gaveaux, Julian Carty, and Micheál Butler, an MA student in Mesolithic Studies who guided the professors through the game. 

You can watch the play-through on YouTube:

Part One:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fys7WgacICs

Part Two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T24pPhtCQ1I

Subscribe to the University of York's Twitch Stream for more updates about future video game play-throughs:

http://www.twitch.tv/archaeologyatyork