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The Familiar Disco Elysium Saga

Disco Elysium was a widely successful video game with left-wing politics. Then company shareholders fired its creators and stole their work.

Helen Hindpere (2nd R) accepts the Best Narrative award for Disco Elysium during The Game Awards 2019 at Microsoft Theater on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera / Getty Images)

When Estonian writer Helen Hindpere took the stage at the 2019 Game Awards to accept one of the many prizes awarded to the video game Disco Elysium, she thanked Marx and Engels ‘for providing us the political education’. Disco Elysium is a text-heavy role-playing game (RPG) about an alcoholic cop with amnesia investigating a murder in an alternative universe. […]

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