Hugo Aranzaes

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Huaraz, Peru
Universidad De Lima
Batman, The Legend Of Zelda, Studio Ghibli
  • Hugo Aranzaes is a Psychologist with years of experience writing articles for entertainment and trade publications including, Viewster, and
  • As a researcher, he has analyzed more than 1,000 scientific papers on the psychology of film, video games and storytelling.
  • In 2016, he was invited to present his paper "Can Video Games Make You Sexist?" on the International Communication Association Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.


A bilingual psychologist with more than a decade of experience researching and writing scientific articles on the psychology of narrative-focused media, collaborating with scientists and creators, and participating in international conferences, Hugo has also launched a start-up offering evidence-based consultation for game developers and storytellers in general. He's particularly passionate about powerful narratives, being a huge fan of Studio Ghibli's "Kiki's Delivery Service," Tom King's "Mister Miracle," and Irrational Games' "BioShock Infinite."


Hugo studied Psychology at the Universidad de Lima in Peru. Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree, he started analyzing scientific papers and turning their findings into engaging articles on the psychology of media.
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