51 min

The Cost of Making Graphic Video Games Headshots: Psychology + Gaming

    • Video Games

#63: A recent Kotaku article about a game developer who was diagnosed with PTSD after working on Mortal Kombat 11 inspired this conversation about the potential secondary and vicarious trauma that can occur from prolonged exposure to graphic content. Players may see a fatality for a few seconds while the employees who make the game may be looking at graphic reference material for months. In the second half of the episode, we provide some recommendations for developers on how to protect and help their employees.







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* ‘I’d Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams’: What It’s Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11 – http://bit.ly/2ZoLJ2K















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#63: A recent Kotaku article about a game developer who was diagnosed with PTSD after working on Mortal Kombat 11 inspired this conversation about the potential secondary and vicarious trauma that can occur from prolonged exposure to graphic content. Players may see a fatality for a few seconds while the employees who make the game may be looking at graphic reference material for months. In the second half of the episode, we provide some recommendations for developers on how to protect and help their employees.







Check out the Geek Therapy Discord – geektherapy.com/discord







Get all the latest Geek Therapy Gaming updates.







Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum.







Notes:







* ‘I’d Have These Extremely Graphic Dreams’: What It’s Like To Work On Ultra-Violent Games Like Mortal Kombat 11 – http://bit.ly/2ZoLJ2K















Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com.







Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast | @CHICKENDINOSAUR | @JosueACardona







Headshots is part of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network.







Geek Therapy Discord server – www.GeekTherapy.com/discord







Geek Therapy on Twitch – www.twitch.tv/geektherapy







Geek Therapy Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/GeekTherapy

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