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[PDF] In the Society of Dead Poets (English) by Carl Johan-Johanssen

A 44 page article on Pathologic from a now-defunct Swedish video game magazine. There's a lot here... about the game, it's development, the history of Ice-Pick Lodge. A fantastic read all around.

“Sometimes it’s more beneficial to lose a war than to win it...”: big interview with IPL about Pathologic [russian archive]

An interview from DTF with the developers of Pathologic 2 regarding the sequel's development and commercial failure.

Pathologic - An Inside Look [russian archive]

Another interview from DTF with Aleksandra “alphyna” Golubeva, one of the narrative designers for Pathologic, about how the game was written along with other meta talk.

"On Path of Logic" by Egor Sonin [russian archive]

A very detailed history of the development of Pathologic, beginning from the initial idea for Pathologic (2005) leading up to the intial release of Pathologic 2 and some of the events that followed.

Pathologic and the Russian people's soul by Carl Johan-Johanssen [archive]

An exploration of Pathologic (2005) and its deeply embedded themes of Utopia, mainly drawing comparisons to Thomas More's Utopia. The article is in Swedish, but reads fine if you run it through Google Translate.

Pathologic 2: Who Inherits the Earth? by Reno Evangelista [archive]

Analysis of Pathologic 2's characters, themes of postcolonialism, and how it ties into the endings.

Pathologic and The Disease of Language by Bartłomiej Musajew [archive]

An article about how "the world of Pathologic has to be learned like a language" as well as the role of language within the game.

Difficult Stress by Yussef Cole [archive]

A piece about knowing our limits within the COVID-19 pandemic with many comparisons drawn to Artemy's journey in Pathologic 2.

Critical Compilation: Pathologic by Andrew Bailey

A curated highlight reel of different articles and writings about Pathologic.