Villains Versus Heroes: The Moral High Ground

Moral choice and moral player development have been discussed frequently by game developers, critics, and players alike. However, little has been discussed on how these moral dilemmas make us feel when we make a choice.  Shadow of the Colossus, Undertale, and Spec Ops: The Line are all exceptional examples of this choice making system. The premise of this panel is to discuss moral development in games and how it affects our thinking patterns based upon playing ruthlessly or compassionately.


Dr. Anthony Bean [Executive Director / Clinical Psychologist, The Telos Project], Dr. Stephen Daniel [Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University], Dr. Jamie Madigan [Owner,], Dr. Sarah Hays [Director of Human Factors, Recovree], Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo [Clinical Director, Take This]