Capturing Subtle Emotions Using Choice Mechanics
Speaker: Florencia Minuzzi
Eliciting subtle emotions (emotions more complicated than joy, anger or fear) can be tricky in Visual Novels, but the choices you offer players can help direct the player’s feelings! I will look at games whose choice mechanics lead players to feel shame, hope, uncertainty and frustration, breaking down how and why these work. Understanding these underlying principles will help you choose mechanics that match and heighten your game’s desired emotions!