Let’s make love and listen to death from above.
In Fallout 4, H1Z1, or The Forest, the player must survive in different hostile environments, whether prehistory, a desert island, a post apocalyptic world, or zombies.
What drives us to want to prepare for the end of the world? In the video above, sociologist Bertrand Vidal and Trinity explain how these games tap into our most fundamental impulse: the will to survive.
VG247 has teamed up with European culture channel ARTE to exclusively debut new episodes of Art of Gaming, a 10-part series looking at the most important games of the past few years.
Hosted by French gaming blogger Trinity and German journalist Melek Balgün, each episode sees the pair play classic games and discuss their impact on entertainment, the player and games culture at large.
You can watch previous episodes here:
- FFS! How frustrating must a game be before you lose interest?
- Can Resident Evil, Slender and Dead by Daylight help us overcome our fears?
- Manipulating time with Life Is Strange, Super Hot and Wario Ware
More episodes of Art of Gaming will debut on VG247 every week throughout June and July.
ARTE, the European culture channel, has been subtitling its programmes since the launch of ARTE in English in November 2015.
The project is co-funded by the European Union and aims to bring Europeans together through a shared love of culture. Find out more about ARTE in English here.