Presenting an object, idea, concept, state of affairs, character, or otherwise as they actually are. Depictions can be understood without also understanding the conventions of interpretation unique to video games. A photograph is a depiction of its subject in that it reproduces and communicates the details of said subject.
“In Ico, when holding hands with Yorda, the controller vibrates — with just a brief, faint twitch — each time the arms pull taut, depicting the tug on Ico’s hand.”
See also: REPRESENTATION