A video game, This War Of Mine, based on living as a civilian refugee in a war zone? I can't imagine such a game would hit any rank of popularity in the mainstream, but apparently it did make its development revenue back in the first two-days after its release. I'm not a gamer so I don't know if that's good. It sounds good!
In a previous post or two I brought up ways media and video games can influence public thought and behavior, which is why I am fascinated by this now two-year-old award winning game by 11 bit studios named, “This War of Mine.” My own disinterest in gaming began with the proliferation of all the kill, kill, kill games out there, but “This War of Mine” is not the typical “kill all the others” shooter game. It's a game written from the war victim's point a view. A concept that was influenced by the '90s Siege or Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. One would hope a game like this could foster some empathy and compassion where other games strip it clean.