By Alexander Espinosa
One of the most popular games among digital game design students is “Assassins Creed: Origins,” an open world game that was released on October 27, 2017. The game revolves around a man named Bayek, a Maji from Siwa, and takes place in ancient Egypt during the time of Cleopatra, last of the pharaohs. The game itself is phenomenal, but it’s the culture that makes the game stand out from others.
“Assassins Creed: Origins” takes inspiration not only from the physical culture of Egypt, including the pyramids and
Another god in the game is Sobek, the god of crocodiles and watcher of the Nile River; he is often depicted as a humanoid crocodile. In addition, there is Anubis,
Heaven is also referenced in the game. This paradise in the afterlife, known as “The Field of Reeds,” is where the people of Egypt wanted to live after they died. The Field of Reeds also known as A’aru, a mirror image of one’s life on earth and it is here that the Egyptians believed they would reunite with their loved ones