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Wednesday, October 17 • 16:00 - 17:00
Ditch Toxic Systems So We Can Finally Love Video Game Romance

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Ditch Toxic Systems So We Can Finally Love Video Game Romance” is a critique of the presentations of romance in video games. While many of us seek romance in games, it is largely not intersectional, does not speak to most of our lived experiences, and, sets harmful and toxic expectations, ultimately harming players. This talk identifies and critiques specific systems and will dismantle, for example, the kindness tokens model, as well as argue for replacing them with mutual and rewarding depictions of romance that embody the habits of positive, fruitful relationships.

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Elie Abraham

Elie Abraham is a composer, sound designer, voice actor, and unyielding game jammer. Elie is known for speed-making music, has worked on 100+ jam games since the start of 2017, and holds the world record for number of games soundtracked at a single game jam. In Helsinki, Outside of... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 CEST