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Fictional Flags in Games

Last modified: 2014-12-27 by peter hans van den muijzenberg
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This category includes any entry that can be described as a game. This includes video games as well as table-top games. Series of games are usually described together, though on occasion a major branch may have its own entry in this list.

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Flags and games

As field of study

An exhaustive coverage of fictional flag designs and flag use in computer games would reveal itself as fascinating and insightful as with other graphic or narrative media, such as literature, painting and cinema.

Maybe even more so, as computer games are a visual medium typically capable of more detail than any other, and where flags especially abound — as apart from scenery enrichment, flags make for excellent icons, tokens and markers — for which games have more need than other graphical environments (non-computer games have also some vexillological relevance in this regard).

As in any other situation where a "scene" is created to be shown to an audience, flag design and use as shown tells us a lot about the authors' and the intended audience' vexillological knowledge and sensitivity — key aspects of sociovexillology.
António Martins, 10 Juny 2008 & 7 April 2010

As an additional source

Science fiction TV programs and films often get made into computer games. That gives us another possible source of information - but it's no more authoritative than other derived sources. Depending on who made them, whether they cared about the original, what technical and financial constraints they were under etc. etc., you may or may not get a faithful reflection of the original.
André Coutanche, 13 September 2005