Shared setting

Culture concept

Shares the setting/universe of the tie-in material, but besides that has little to do with it.


Alternate name: Shared universe

The first video game about Shared setting was released on April 1992.

Activision, Beamdog and SSI has published most of these games

This does NOT prevent having appearances of characters and such, but commonly these are unrelated to the already existing stories.

Often these attempt to tell a story that could be within the same setting, but avoids the already existing story material in order to not conflict with them (enhancing the sense that the story is something that really did happen in the setting).