Video: Designing games about tricky emotions like longing, or love
The spectrum of feelings and emotions evoked by video game designers is typically limited to things like joy, fear, frustration and satisfaction.
Rarely do we see a game designed to inspire feelings of affection, or longing, or that peculiar sensation of having butterflies in your stomach.
Funomena's Robin Hunicke believes developers should try to tackle those tricky feelings more often, and during the GDC 2014 Indie Soapbox she took the stage to make her case.
It was a short but sweet presentation that showcased a rare and unique perspective on game design. Now you can watch Hunicke's talk -- a roughly six-minute segment of the full panel -- completely free via the GDC Vault's official YouTube channel.
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