Why do working adults make time for open-world games?
17 May 2022
Why do working adults make time for open-world games?

Open-world games often boast sprawling virtual environments, innumerable questlines, and character customisation options that keep players coming back over weeks, months, and even years. But how do working adults find the time for these titles between their responsibilities and other entertainment?

Dr. Jack Denham

Dr. Jack Denham is a senior lecturer in sociology and criminology, and co-director of the Interactive Games Research Group at York St John University. Together with Dr. Matthew Spokes, Dr.Denham is co-author of The Right To The Virtual City: Rural Retreatism In Open-World Video Games.

Jackson Van Over

Jackson Van Over runs the gaming YouTube channel jayvee. He covers RPGs, action-adventure, and open-world video games, particularly Assassin's Creed, Cyberpunk, and Fallout.

Alex King

Alex King is a journalist and former staff writer at Huck, a youth culture magazine and website in London. Now based in Athens, he writes about creative subcultures, human rights and activism around the world.