Design fiction in videogames

Design fiction can occur in all kinds of places: books, movies, ads, YouTube videos, and games.  Nicholas Weidinger considers the Deus Ex game, looking at videos (faux documentaries) created to flesh out the game’s future setting.

As design fictions, they focus on future artifacts, grounding them in everyday life. For example,

Nicholas argues that this imaginative grounding lets the game’s creators imagine a possible ideological divide – good futuring, that.

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