Astrologaster is a comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Gamers play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman and treat his patients using astrology.
The idea originated after Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam met Lauren Kassell, Director of the University of Camrbidges’ Casebooks Project.
Cambridge University’s Casebooks had been digitising the meticulous and ridiculous records of Dr Simon Forman, an infamous astrologer of early 17th century England, who claimed to cure people by consulting the planets and stars. It is one of history’s largest surviving sets of medical records.