English | 2018 | ISBN: 1482237989 | 317 Pages | PDF | 7.15 MB
Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games.
Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining 'the gaze' in various games; player romance behavior in games; or exploring the ethical ramifications of sexuality in virtual reality and other emerging technologies, this book discusses what players want in video game romance, and how developers can best deliver it.
Editor Heidi McDonald, who has lectured worldwide and been published multiple times on this topic, presents this collection as a means of continuing an industry-wide conversation about love and sexuality in video games. More than ever before, players are looking for emotional connection in their games, and this volume interprets how this is accomplished currently overall and in specific cases, and could be done better in the future.