A couple of days ago Teddy Pierson from IGN pondered, "I wonder what games would be like if we never had any wars or murder." Its a pretty good question, really. Because I don't think you can just remove all the violent games and get a good sense of what games would look like without all the bloodshed. Games would evolve differently. Mechanics that we take for granted -- like the point and shoot of the FPS -- would develop in new ways or wither unexplored.
My quick and easy response to Pierson's question was "First Person Kissers." But I think the question deserves some reflection. First lets try to imagine a world where we're not so occupied with smiting enemies. It's hard, huh?More >>