Happy Friday everyone. This week was a rather difficult choice between an image from Romeo: Wherefore art Thou, the Romeo and Juliet Video Game, and a monkey dressed as Hamlet (yes a monkey I’m not kidding this time, thanks Google). The final verdict: an image from Romeo: Wherefore Art Thou. The cool thing about video games is that they provide an extremely accessible and fun outlet to pay tribute to a particular play and/or playwright. I first found out about the idea of video games as a means of paying tribute to a particular play through an accidental discovery of the <em “mso-bidi-font-style:=”” normal”=””>Waiting For Godot video game, based on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot where you…(you probably guessed it) wait.
A recent discovery: there are <strong “mso-bidi-font-weight:=”” normal”=””>Shakespeare video games all over the place, both online and in a computer game format. A popular video game tribute to the work of William Shakespeare: Veronaville in the Sims 2, a neighborhood in the Sims 2 virtual landscape filled with characters named after characters from Romeo And Juliet and Midsummer Nights Dream that look like and have relationships with each other identical to the characters they are named after.
The picture below comes from another Shakespeare tribute video game. This one’s called Romeo: Wherefore Art Thou. In Romeo: Wherefore Art Thou, you’re Romeo, and as Romeo you go on adventures, which include activities such as jumping across cliffs in order to find Juliet. From what I’ve heard based on reading about it online it has a style similar to the Mario party video games. An image from the Romeo: Wherefore Art Thou video game is below: