Videogames and migration: to some, this might sound like an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. Games are fun. Migration, the kind we are used to discuss nowadays, the refugee kind, is anything but. It’s people sinking and dying while clumped in small ships; it’s families destroyed, part of them waiting for others to send a sign, telling they are still alive and that their search for a better life didn’t end up too soon.
Hard to imagine someone playing with such serious stuff. Except that it happens, in a number of what are usually called, not by chance, “serious games”, games that have the purpose not only to entertain, but also to inform, educated, increase one’s own understanding of an issue.