Why Video Games that Close the Social Distance Gap are More Important Than Ever

Come together for the Holidays with friends and family for a socially distanced Zoom Game Night

Family gaming has gone long-distance — along with socially distanced holiday celebrations. Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Twitch Streaming gamers have gotten together to make Among Us the #1 game to play during the Pandemic. Source, https://www.talkesport.com/guides/how-to-enable-discord-overlay-in-among-us/
Successful games that can be played on a smartphone are usually the most accessible and user friendly. Photo by William Iven on Unsplash
Virtual Reality headsets like Oculus and Vive give you the ability to play in a virtual world with those you can’t visit in person. Photo by Maxim Hopman on Unsplash


While social distanced holidays are a bummer, there are game designers out there that are attempting to create experiences that can help lessen the sadness and isolation through gaming. Game creators will definitely need to keep in mind design patterns that work in today’s society in order to be successful!

Freelance game designer / developer. Full stack developer. Board game geek and cat tamer.

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