Game designer Youngju Kim explores game as a new expressive medium through meta-game genre by experimenting various game mechanics.
Forest of Rumors is a 3-level game on a platform that simulates the experience of spreading rumors. On level one, a player is told a story in a short time and is requested to retell the story in summary. Depending on the player’s memory and the personality of the game character, the story is inevitably distorted. On level two, the retold story is manipulated again based on the type of community the character is a part of. On the final level, all the retold stories are compared and analyzed alongside the original story. Forest of Rumors uses psychological game experiment to expose how rumors are made and spread.