may, 2024

28may18:0019:00Arcade Talk: Stealth games: A genre, its gameplay styles and their meanings

Event Details

This Arcade Talk explores the genre of stealth games, which task players to achieve a goal without being detected by enemies. Our guest speaker Toni Pape will share insights from his forthcoming book The Aesthetics of Stealth. Where does the idea of stealth come from? What is its history in gaming? And what different types of stealth gameplay are there? Toni’s talk will answer these questions through number of short case studies. We will compare the sneaking stealth of Splinter Cell to the social stealth of Hitman and the surveillance stealth of Assassin’s Creed. Toni’s talk will show that each of these gameplay styles assign different functions to stealth, which range from targeting-to-kill to creative worldmaking.


(Tuesday) 18:00 - 19:00


The Arcade Hotel Amsterdam

106 Sarphatipark 1073 EC Amsterdam