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A wrestling game between famous philosophers which walks the user through the history of thought.

2011 Alisson Lima,Daniel Apolinario,Fred Di Giacomo,Kleyson Barbosa,Raoni Maddalena
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“The whole concept about Filosofighters was to teach something serious and complex (philosophy) in a funny way (fighting games).”

Fred Di Giacomo, Author

Inspired by a Monty Python sketch, Fred Di Giacomo and Raoni Maddalena came up with the idea of creating a wrestling game between famous philosophers. By letting the user pick a philosopher to battle with, Filosofighters offers a lesson in the history of thought from antiquity to modern times. Teachings of Plato, Sartre, Beauvoir, Marx, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Machiavelli, Saint Augustine, and Descartes are embedded within their fighting skills — for example, Plato dropping a cave over his enemy — and results in a “news game” that educates the user within gameplay.

The authors created a second iteration of this flash game named Science Combat, this time exploring the work of famous scientists. The final scene includes a fight with God where science battles faith.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,PT
Country : Brazil
Year : 2011
Author : Alisson Lima,Daniel Apolinario,Fred Di Giacomo,Kleyson Barbosa,Raoni Maddalena
Producer : Editora Abril,Superinteressante
Team : Luiz Zanotello,Otavio Cohen
Developers : Gil Beyruth
Designers : Daniel Apolinario
Exhibition Venues : Brazilian Indie Games (BIG),Electronic Language International Festival (FILE)
Awards & Nominations : BIG (finalist),Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo
Budget Range : $2K
Funders AND Incubators : Editora Abril
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