This week JD goes solo, interviewing Bailey Morrison as part of a new series of interviews about video games with people who don’t like playing video games. Inspired by Brie Code and a panel from SXSW (titled “Video Games for People Who Don’t Like Video Games”), JD delves deep into the reasons Bailey finds video games off-putting.
Bailey didn’t always dislike playing video games, but grew to consider them an emotional danger zone as she started to realize her performance was being judged (or COULD BE judged) by the people around her. From struggling with perfectionism and anxiety about failure, to a love of narrative and people-to-people connections (versus raw skill), Bailey and JD reframe what failure in games mean emotionally for players.
Stuff we mentioned…
Care Bears: Care-a-lot Jamboree
Drowning sims in the swimming pool
Super Meat Boy (aka Meatball Game)
Crying in a Closet
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