A game concept I came across today
Hi all,, while preparing a blog article I came across a game concept being prepared by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Queen Mary University of London) and digital media studio Monkeystack. It is currently at alpha release stage, but is intended to help users explore emotions and their expression through history.
Their starting point is "Central to this research is the idea that emotions are not a fixed human experience, the same for everyone in all times and places. Once, it was assumed that emotions were constant through history: that while the scenery changed, the people on stage were always the same. Instead, we now say that emotions are a product of history: the way we feel, and the way we express our feelings, depends on who we are, and when, and where".
They summarise with "The Vault game is a journey into history, an immersion into the experiences and emotions of those whose lives were very different from our own. There, we discover unfamiliar feelings, uncanny characters who are like us and yet unlike. It is also a journey into the human condition, into a metaphoric space in which being truly, richly human is the only way to survive-provoking us to consider not only our past but our future."
Web site at http://thevaultgame.com/
Direct link to Vimeo trailer at https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us/01/1436/11/282184420/1122297246.mp4?token=1550082334-0x20b0cb5644a81cad743dc9f9fb63ba1d47746696