What Makes a Game Empathetic?

Lorin Grieve
Univ. of Pittsburgh

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Room: DPAC – HEALTHCARE
Tue 2:15 p.m.

This session will be somewhat different from a standard lecture. I will present a short amount of information on game study theory, definitions of empathy and sympathy, and games that report empathetic outcomes. The majority of the time will be an interactive discussion on the components of empathy, whether empathy games actually provide sympathy, misery tourism, and things to keep in mind when designing such experiences.

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