HGP (Horror Game Politics) Method

Pfister, E. (n.d.). How to analyse a Video game from a historical, source-critical perspective: The HGP-Method [Billet]. Horror - Game - Politics. Retrieved 17 September 2022, from https://hgp.hypotheses.org/1754

The HGP-approach takes Roland Barthes concept of myth as a centerpiece and has a focus on historical source criticism, which is the critical viewing of the historical sources that inform research. The approach then goes through four main phases to analyse a game.

  1. production analysis
  2. product analysis
  3. reception analysis
  4. developing a catalogue of myth