New wave of ‘empathy games’ helps players reconnect in real life

Can that-dragon-cancervideo games teach kids to care about others?

A new game genre emphasizing empathy over typical gaming fare such as action, fantasy or sports is emerging, and while it’s still a microscopic slice of the industry, it’s getting a lot of attention.

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Developer recreates autistic experience in video game

While auti-simthere’s no shortage of video games that focus on shooting, dragons and fast cars, some game makers aren’t afraid to tackle weightier issues.

A developer in Vancouver has crafted a simulation of what life is like for people with autism in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and help educate people about what it’s like for those suffering its effects.

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