Week 9- Seriously Yours, Games
I struggled. I had never realized that empathy games were even a thing. Playing Spent in class last week made me realize how deeply a game can make you think as well as how games can uncover how you prioritize certain things in your life. In the game Spent, I had to choose between, paying a bill and having my child teased at lunch for having it homemade. I picked my child. I'd never realized that as much as we as humans like to think that we think logically, a lot of our emotions and actions are motivated my emotion and pride. This game really shined a light on that part of my character. Even a fellow classmate expressed the emotional difficulty in decision making through this game.
I think that games like this can definitely be beneficial, if not for teaching empathy, then for teaching you about yourself.