How visitors to Cambodian genocide sites translate their emotions and impressions into digital games

A game about Cambodia’s harrowing history led to a vivid dream of exploring a chilling, maze-like museum symbolizing dictator Pol Pot’s burial site. Monumental sites like The Killing Fields evoke deep reflections on humanity. The games “The Killer” and “Cho-Am” offer poignant virtual interactions with the genocide’s legacy, inviting introspection on cruelty, death, and cultural afterlife beliefs. These unconventional games challenge players emotionally, leaving lasting impressions and provoking poignant contemplation on history’s darkest chapters.

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