In Play: Finding Ourselves in Videogames

What does it mean to identify with a videogame?

Do we relate to a character, situation, event, or theme?

Or, in fact, is it even possible?

This is the conversation we want to start with you.

This questionnaire is designed to make you think a little about how and whether you can find yourself in the games you've played, and how you relate to characters.

By completing this questionnaire you agree that we can use your answers for research and exhibitions purposes.
All data will be stored and used anonymously unless you stipulate otherwise at the end of the questionnaire.

Please answer all the questions.

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Do you play videogames?

Do you believe it is possible to relate personally to a videogame character?

Are there any videogame characters that you relate to?

Please name a character you relate to and the game they are from


Do you believe it is possible to relate personally to a videogame story?

Are there any videogame situations or stories that you relate to?

Please briefly describe a story you relate to and game it is from


Do you believe videogame characters have to be human to relate to them?

Do you believe videogame stories have to be based in our reality to be able to relate to them?

Do you believe you have to have experienced a videogame story in reality to be able to relate to it?

Which of the following traits do you think are important factors for you to relate to a character?
Please check all that apply

Which statement more closely matches your opinion?

Which statement more closely matches your opinion?

What are the characteristics that would most help you relate to a videogame character?

About You

We would like to know a little about you, in order to understand how demographic diversity impacts our ability to relate to videogames.

Are you happy to answer 5 demographic questions?

What is your age?

What best describes your gender?


Do you consider yourself to be trans?

What best describes your sexuality?


What best describes your ethnic group?

If you have any other comments or reflections you'd like to share, please use the box below.

If any of your comments form part of our exhibition, and you would like them attributed to you, please leave your name as you would like it to appear.


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