From Project Syria to That Dragon, Cancer: the rise of empathy video games: EMPATHY GAMES ARE AN EMERGING GENRE OF VIDEO GAMES

 “People use ’empathy games’ as a blanket term for many types of entertainment,” says Romero, “ranging from edutainment to games that feature characters and stories that don’t fit in the typical genre canon.

Papo & Yo is not an educational game or a cautionary tale – we are not trying to teach. Instead, it tells an emotional story that we had never before seen explored in video games.” 

 Jonathan Wells