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In Montreal, Teaching Empathy With Video Games

In a small neighborhood in Montreal, some of the most innovative minds in video game development are building the learning tools of the future. “Empathy gaming,” an immersive form of gaming where players step into the shoes of video game characters, forces players to confront real human issues, such as bullying, alcoholism and depression. Minority Media is one of the Montreal-based companies leading the charge in this burgeoning genre of video games. By expanding the confines of this genre, these games have the potential to help us better understand the world around us.

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