Survival games have been experiencing a boom for at least a decade now. Since Minecraft came along and became the most popular thing since breathing, it seems like each week a new survival game is being released.
Unlike most ‘trends’ in the past, survival games don’t seem to be slowing down or going away. Is there a reason why survival games seem to be so tenacious? Why they appear to be able to survive, clinging to our public consciousness?
Well, that is exactly what this weeks video seeks to explore. We take a look at several game theory studies to try and piece together why it is that survival games seem to be so damn pervasive.
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