Way back when we first started this blog, I had the idea of doing reviews of books that took place in video game settings. In fact, one of my first solo blog posts back in February 2016 was reviewing “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, which is now a movie. Since then, I’ve kind of amassed many books that take place in virtual reality or where video games just take a major role. Considering both Rachel and I enjoy reading, we thought of bringing it back.
We’ve decided to add a new feature to Double Jump by writing book reviews based on the subject of gaming. We review games in all shapes and forms as well as movies based on the topic of gaming, so book reviews seem like a great thing to add.
That and it’ll give me more of an excuse to read and buy more books, haha! We figured that video games are becoming so much more mainstream in media that we may as well celebrate them further by exploring where else they are featured. Popular games like Minecraft have gotten whole series dedicated to them as fictional adventures in books, and we think it’ll be interesting to explore more.
Five Nights at Freddy’s also has a couple of books. I will never play those games, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious about what the books are like. There are so many out there and we’re definitely looking for more to try as well.
There are series dedicated to Halo, Resident Evil, and — while not specifically based on video games — Dungeons & Dragons. Aside from these acclaimed franchises, there are plenty of authors who have written books and graphic novels that take place in fictional video game worlds as well. Even if we can’t buy all the books, our library is reopened again and I’m aiming to use my library card more often.
Oh, for sure. I think this is a great opportunity for us to branch out in new book genres as well as authors. It’ll allow us to broaden Double Jump a little more as well. It’s a win-win for all! If anyone has any special recommendations, let us know!