Sunday, October 22, 2006

A video game for training counsellors

Just read a great review of Facade, a video story that teaches social skills-

"Most serious, full-scale games are very large and take place in big alternative universes. Mateas and Stern decided to create a game you could play from beginning to end in twenty minutes... Mateas and Stern decided they would make a game about people and characters. In a standard video game, it’s very easy to kill someone but virtually impossible to talk to them. In their game, they decided it would be the other way around." from review October 2006 Atlantic Monthly

Here's the link for the game

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