Friday, January 10, 2014

Humor and Video Games - Jacob Shaker

Humor and Video Games

Humor and Video Games have had a strange relationship, while some humor can be appreciated in games, when included into mechanics it can quickly become tiresome and tedious.  Even "comedy games" use only crude humor, and puns during dialog, cut scenes, and random comments.  The reason why games such as Cards against Humanity and Apples to Apples hold much better comedy appeal is because these games do not need a "medium" to convey comedy, with the cards in your hands, with friends, the comedy is in the experience as much as in the gameplay.

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