Political matters in video games such as in RAID Shadow Legends could be a contentious thing. A lot of people would prefer to veer away from this topic as it is seen more of a personal point-of-view of the person. Additionally, it is a subject that comes up whenever players feel of escaping into their fantasy world suddenly reminding them of the real-world problems.
Politics is Everywhere
On the other hand, it is completely impossible to leave out politics from our lives. Because whether you like it or not, politics is applied from our work, negotiating with a deal and everything in between. Of course, even in game development, politics is part of it.
Indeed, discussing politics is quite uncomfortable to some people. However, it comes with caveats. Nowadays, games may seem to be intertwined with politics. Oftentimes, when thinking about politics, we are thinking of politicians – from topics regarding game addictions, particularly during the peak of World of Warcraft, loot boxes and topics of whether shooting games are causing violence in real world or not.
All these matters have made politicians to take interest in video games whenever it became obvious that it is playing a big role in our lives.
Politics as Part of Game Development
The overall awareness that a lot of people are playing video games is what pushed it to grow into a multibillion-dollar industry. This is also why politics has become an essential element of any games being released today. As a term, politics is multifaceted and it is applicable to any construct the either governs or helps people to live with each other.
Games, even though it isn’t about revolution or shouting objection in the courtroom have fundamental rights and duties to citizens in achieving political goals, one of which is to live harmoniously together.
Awareness in Games and Politics
Games might have become more political and not to mention, there have been so many changes in the world today too. Now, we are more informed of politics not just in our own backyard but also, in other nations as well. Because of these things, we are able to have our own point-of-view on political discourse and at the same time, identify when a certain game is trying to replicate current events.