François-Marie given a positive outlook to life. Attending the

François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) was a French writer born in 1694, being one of the greatest writers of his time. He was a large aid the Age of Enlightenment movement (1685-1815) and famous for his intellectual writings. Even during his times of youth all the way to his professional career, the challenges he faced helped inspire some of his work. One of his books, Candide meeting opposition for its satirical depictions of religion and politics inside France. With so much tension between philosophers and government and religion, a game environment can be made from Voltaire as a protagonist and Paris, France as a rich setting for all events in the game could be set in. However, Voltaire’s background and history must be understood Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet born to a middle class family in France on November 21, 1694. He had lived with his father  François Arouet who worked as a receiver in the Cour des Comptes, and his older brother, Armand. François’ mother,  Marie Marguerite d’Aumart had died when he was seven. His mother’s possible death could have served as a catalyst for Voltaire’s almost rebellious nature, as he had no love for his father. With no one to really help François in his developing years, he associated himself with the abbé de Châteauneuf, his godfather. With his godfather’s free thinking nature, the young Voltaire was given a positive outlook to life. Attending the Jesuit college of Louis-le-Grand, he had learned about literature, theater, and rhetoric. His father on the other hand wanted him to become a lawyer. By the time he left college, Voltaire wholly set his eyes on writing literature. Without some of the limitations of his father, his educational development in college, and early roots of free thinking thanks to his grandfather, Voltaire could finally begin to share fully his ideologies and views with intellectuals like himself through extensive creative writings. Almost nothing would be able to hold back Voltaire’s expanding mind of ideas to be shared with others, despite hostility from authoritative figures in France. Voltaire was popular in The Temple, a hub of freethinking intellectuals and literacy salons in France. One of his writings had offended the duc d’Orléans, causing Voltaire to be casted out of Paris and imprisoned for a 11 months in 1717. During his imprisonment he had written Oedipe giving him an established reputation among French people. Because of his success in writing Oedipe, people claimed him to be successor of Jean Racine, and adopted the name of of Voltaire. During his times of writing, Voltaire also wrote an epic poem about Henry IV and Henry’s end of religious war. Voltaire might  have put Henry IV under a great hero’s light because of his opposing views towards religious power in France. After a confrontation with the French family the the chevalier de Rohan, he set out towards London, England where he had more freedom in his expressive writing. During his time in England, he had met some of his greater influences including Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, William Congreve, George Berkeley, and Samuel Clarke. Voltaire had been impressed by the monarchy structure in England and took in as much information as possible during his three year stay (1726-1729), where he also took great interest in Shakespeare. After his return to France, Voltaire still experienced controversies, but gained more credibility in the success in his writings such a Brutus, an attempt to imitate Shakespeare. With so much of his writing challenging to the French public, he became an influential person in the Age of Enlightenment. Voltaire’s most famous work are often the most cited and praised by intellectuals. His unique style of satire and subtlety in his writing was something now seen before thanks to French government trying their best to suppress his work. Voltaire’s best works included: Zandig, Candide, Henriade, Oedipe, and Letters on the English. Zandig takes the point of view of a philosopher in Babylonia. This book could be seen as Voltaire speaking his views in different setting to relate back to France in the 16th century. Oedipe was the play that Voltaire wrote in the Bastille and his first writing under the name Voltaire. Candide is his most praised work that described great hardships in the world through the eyes of a young man. Letters of the English was written because of Voltaire’s positive outlooks on England and how it can be applied to the French Environment. With so many types of writing done by Voltaire, a game can be created to be used as one mythology.Making a game based on Voltaire’s work and himself can be done without much deviation away from his writings. This type of concept has been seen in gaming before. H.P Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythology has been introduced to the gaming. Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy was also adopted into a game in 2010, with little fanfare but gained a small cult following. A Voltaire game can be made into a enjoyable game with enough understanding of his material.