A downloadable book
Games are about connection: use them to connect to something worthwhile.
In this guide, Elizabeth Sampat takes designers through a process of reaching through themselves to reach out to others. Drawing on influences as varied as history, politics, psychology and theater, EMPATHY ENGINES sketches a complex network of interaction and community, and shows that system design is at its beating heart. With thorough breakdowns of a multitude of games (blockbuster and indie) and thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, EMPATHY ENGINES will make any game designer think more closely about how to wield systems with intention.
- Systems Make Statements
- Extinguishing Neutrality
- Minimalism & Autobiography
- Cognitive & Emotional Empathy
- Real-World Emulation
- Games Are Broken; Reality's Fine
- Designing For Cognitive Empathy
- The Problem With Winnability
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