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Submitted by Nineball2112 1245d ago | article

DICE 2011: Gran Turismo Creator On Gaming’s ‘Mimesis’

Polyphony Digital CEO hopes gaming can make players think about life and “how to come to terms with death”.

In a keynote with a surprisingly low attendance, Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi faced difficulty in putting his passion for game development into English. In describing his differing urges — to “show people the leading edge of technology", "to share with people around things that are beautiful and really cool” and for “people who play [his] games to enjoy them” — he had to rely on the obscure Greek term ‘mimesis’.

Defined by Yamauchi as “the reaction when you feel something incredible; when you are infected with the feverish desire to do something,” he claimed that via the Gran Turismo franchise he has intended to “evoke this mimesis through the nature of the players.” (Industry, Kazunori Yamauchi)

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