Originating in Japan, dating simulators are a type of video game that falls under the simulation sub-genre. They focus on developing romantic, and sometimes sexual relationships in a format similar to a choose-your-own-adventure style or statistical butterfly-effect games.
It is no surprise that Japanese dating simulators are wildly popular in Japan, given their origin. However, dating simulators have slowly been bleeding into western culture. Whilst this means that Japanese-made games such as theDoki Doki Literature ClubandHaotful Boyfriendare gaining popularity in the west, it also means that new western, or western-inspired dating simulators are being created, such asMisty Hollow.
Eastern versus Western Art Style
One key, easily identifiable difference between Japanese dating simulators, and their westernised counterparts is the game’s art style. Japanese dating simulators are always animated with a manga art style, whereas the western games will be drawn in comic. This is due…
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Project Summary My digital artefact project for BCM320 is a mukbang YouTube video called Eating Korean Food for the First Time – Mukbang. I developed this project because I wanted to explore mukbang, a core element of Korea’s digital platform, whilst also exploring their food, which is a significant element of Korean culture. I had also never […]Eating Korean Food for the First Time – Mukbang Contextual Report￼ — Establishing Emily
BCM320 Contextual Report
In this post, I have documented some of the research I gathered about the universal hype of the Korean Netflix series Squid Game. I also decided to jump on a social media trend where I play an online game version of Squid Game for my digital artefact on YouTube.
Squid Game instantaneously rose to the #1 Netflix TV series spot after its release on September 17, 2021. The Korean drama is based on 456 fictional characters who are in major debt and at an all time low. They travel to an undisclosed location and are offered a large cash prize for competing against each other to win a few childhood Korean games. Seymour (2021) explains how Squid Game “mirrors our money-hungry society driven by competition and displays how much… it will truly take for humans to turn their lives around and become genuine individuals”. However,
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Kirsty, Luke and Antonia
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