Many video game companies want to strive to create games that will resonate with audiences and entertain the masses. French developing company Ubisoft would like to take this goal a step further, however, by striving to create games that will actively enrich people’s lives. Ubisoft is the company behind games like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and the upcoming Watch Dogs. Senior Producer Hugues Ricour commented on this goal.

It’s not just making games for the sake of making games. There’s definitely a conscious mandate to make sure we make fun experiences that focus on gameplay, that we enrich people’s lives, and that we connect them together. We have to innovate. It’s a question of survival. We have to feel fresh and different every year. – Hugues Ricour

Do you agree with his statement? Are games really about enriching people’s lives? And if they are, how do you measure life enrichment? I can see where he’s coming from, I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for games like The Legend of Zelda, Team Fortress 2, and BioShock. What about you? Does gaming enrich your life? Is this a goal that all developers should try and meet? Let us know what we think in the comments!

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Dan Rockwood
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, and though throughout my college career I was forced to write hard news stories about local issues and interview people like police officers and local politicians, I've always wanted to get into video game writing. Whenever I had an open assignment to do for a class I focused it on video games. The majority of the news I consume is about the gaming world, whether it's from G4, IGN, Gamnesia, Zelda Informer, or from my friends on facebook, nothing gets me more excited than the developments taking place everyday in the world of gaming. Now I don't only get to play the games, I get to write about them. And that is pretty awesome.

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