S1E9 - Romance in Video Games

Love takes many forms. Like giving someone you like a piece of dried meat every day.

3 years ago

This week we discuss the many ways video games tackle romance, both mechanically and thematically. Why do they use the mechanics that they do to represent love? Why is it so often successful to integrate dating simulation mechanics with other genres? And what is a game's mechanical representation of love saying about the role it plays in the story? We discuss all that and more!

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