How Animals Are Portrayed in Video Games

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions, 2020)

Much like film a century ago, the video game industry is maturing as artists and developers push the medium to better utilize its respective strengths and engage more complex themes. By letting you inhabit the world of an avatar that you control, video games can develop and engage empathy in a way that no other art form is able to. As both technology and storytelling has improved in games, so too has the complexity of…