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.