“What are the consequential choices people are faced with that a player could get and understand and lead them to think about it in their own lives or to interrogate their own experiences or the experiences of their elders,” she says. There was a lot of reflection and conversation among the developers about those overarching themes—like opportunity and advancement—versus staying rooted in the community.
Another framework the game’s development team wanted to focus on was the illusion of choice—where the game, much like reality, doesn’t always take into account the player’s motivation for the decisions they make. This is a concept that sometimes frustrates gamers, given that games are such
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