Tag Archives: Psychology

On the origin of playing cards in “non-game” play

It is easy to take things for granted in any medium, and games are no exception. We take for granted that established genres and control schemes are well known to us because we grew up with them, but are alien … Continue reading

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Depression Quest and Active Empathy

Recently there have been quite a few games designed to educate the player on different experiences and views. There are games dealing with issues of mental health, illness, oppression, prejudice and sexuality. The term “empathy game” was coined to describe … Continue reading

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