What would Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. think of the lo-fi turn based RPG Undertale? How does Undertale’s message relate to the ultra violent, petulant God of War? How was God of War influenced by Bruce Lee?
In games, combat is often widespread, enemies die by the hundreds, and players revel in this meaningless violence.
This talk will dive into game design, activism, martial arts, slam poetry, boxing, and more to deconstruct that violence, and how we can find better ways to communicate conflict with meaning, purpose, and in a critical manner.