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Internet Interaction Video Games

'Dab on 'em Haterz' Helps Players Feel Better About Themselves

— February 15, 2018 — Tech
'Dab on 'em Haterz' is an incredibly unique video game that has players deal with the frustrations of online engagements. Developed by DA Games, this simple video game places players in control of a burgeoning YouTube star. The mechanics are simple and all players have to do is wade through the comments of videos. Players can either like certain comments or dab on them -- dab being the term the game uses for disliking -- player have a limited amount of read comments and must dab on a certain amount of comments before the can proceed to the next level.

Dab on 'em Haterz is a particularly interesting title, not because of a striking art style or compelling story, but because of its connection to real life. The game manages to capture the restless feelings of frustration that comes from reading negative comments. The game teaches players that people do not need a reason to hate, but it also shows players that total lack of power these comments have. It also manages to accurately translate real world internet experiences into a video-game and uses the tool of play to teach players to ignore the haters.


Image Credit: DA Games
Trend Themes
1. Online Interaction Games - Develop video games that simulate realistic online engagements to educate players on dealing with online negativity.
2. Self-improvement Games - Create video games that aid players in building resilience and confidence in real-life negative situations.
3. Mental Health Games - Develop video games that use gamification to help users manage anxiety and stress related to online engagements.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Industry - Opportunity for game developers to create innovative titles that capture realistic experiences and help promote mental fortitude among gamers.
2. Mental Health Industry - Opportunity for mental health professionals to explore gamification as a tool to manage anxiety and other mental health issues related to online interactions.
3. Social Media Industry - Opportunity to collaborate with game developers to create games that promote healthy online interactions and combat online negativity.
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