Hellblade: The Impact of Psychology in Designing a Video Game
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” is a videogame published by Ninja Theory. Aim of the project was presenting how the human mind works, with the aid of experts in mental health and patients. Senua is a Celtic warrior suffering with psychosis. The high standards in art and technology together with patients’ experience resulted in an outstanding success. Psychology is a core element of videogames as far as mental health is concerned, but it could also represent a key factor in character and narrative design, gamers’ motivational profile, fostering values, impact beyond entertainment.
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Health Psychologist and Online Therapist, I developed an interest in the relationship between psychology and technology: cyberpsychology, behavioral health APPs, Gamification and videogames.