The metaverse is science fiction, but a lot of people in Silicon Valley are working to make this interconnected virtual reality a, well, reality.
The tabletop role-playing game scene once epitomized by ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ has seen new game genres emerge where people experiment and play with solutions to structural inequalities.
Robinhood’s trading app uses features commonly found in video games and casinos to make investing more fun, which also obscures the real risks involved.
Simulating some experiences of immigrant life can help nonimmigrants learn to understand, and even trust, people from other countries more.
As Netflix plans additional choose-your-own-adventure TV movies, a game designer explains how they’re made and the long history of audience-directed fiction.