When Has A Video Game Made You Feel Something?

We turned to Twitter to find out.

On last week’s show, game researcher Katherine Isbister spoke to Ira about video games that aim to craft emotional experiences for players. We asked you all what emotions you’ve felt while playing a video game.

We got some great suggestions back.

What video game made you feel something? You can tell us below. 

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About Daniel Peterschmidt

Daniel Peterschmidt is a digital producer and composes music for Science Friday’s podcast, Undiscovered. His D&D character is a clumsy bard named Chip Chap Chopman.

  • Strawberry Eggs

    While I can list any number of games, I want to make a special note of Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon for the Wii. It’s a post-apocalyptic action RPG with a heavy emphasis on atmosphere and emotions.It’s especially good at making you feel the isolation and loneliness that main character Seto does throughout the game.

  • KaraConnerMarkus

    Detroit: Become Human. So Emotional. 😫

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