When you begin planning a narrative, in particular one not set in the "real world" you need to consider the environment your characters occupy. Everything from the culture, to the landscape, could become important, and you don't want to be writing then suddenly realise you have no idea what type of religion a region follows when it becomes relevant. This kind of thing can throw you off your stride and really put the brakes on your progress. Even if you are remediating a pre-e
The recent release of Assassin's Creed (2017) leads me to discuss another concept that is important when thinking about characters and the worlds they live in. Remediation.
Remediation is defined by Bolter and Grusin (2000, p. 273) "the formal logic by which new media refashions prior media forms". It is basically the form of taking one media type and changing the media it is presented in. In the case of Assassin's Creed this was taking a game and making a film based on i