If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Dead Space artist says games are a "new mythology"

Dead Space graphic novel writer and artist Christopher Shy has said that games "are really the big franchises of our generation: the new mythology", replacing books and movies.

"Those fantasy and fictional worlds were very infrequently translated to film, which at the time were the apex of where you could go," he told Destructoid.

"Now, we have games that unfold, and stories that we can be a part of as we play.

"Games for the last ten or fifteen years are becoming part of our collective consciousness. We know and remember those mythologies.

"Good luck finding anybody outside gamers to be that passionate about the new mythology," he added.

Dead Space has produced two graphic novels; Dead Space: Salvage and Dead Space: Liberation. The latter is a prequel to Dead Space 3.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch