Vít Šisler is a lead game designer of the award-winning video game Attentat 1942, which explores World War II through the eyes of survivors. He is also an assistant professor of New Media Studies at Charles University, where he focuses on serious games, educational simulations and digital media in the Middle East. Vít Šisler has published extensively on issues related to media, communications and digital culture and has on numerous occasions spoken as a guest lecturer at leading US and European universities, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Selected academic publications:
- Pötzsch, H., Šisler, V.: Playing Cultural Memory: Framing History in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination. Games and Culture, vol. 14, iss. 1, pp. 3-25.
- Šisler, V. Virtual Worlds, Digital Dreams: Imaginary Spaces of Middle Eastern Video Games. In: Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age, edited by Mohamed Zayani, London: Hurst, 2018, pp. 59-83.
- Šisler, V., Radde-Antweiler, K. and Zeiler, X. (Eds.) Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018.
- Šisler, V. Procedural Religion: Methodological Reflections on Studying Religion in Video Games. New Media & Society, 2017, vol. 19, iss. 1, pp. 126-141.
- Šisler, V. Contested Memories of War in Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination: Designing a Serious Game on Contemporary History. Game Studies, 2016, vol. 16, iss. 2.