i'm gonna say it AGAIN
if your game only allows for a male playable character, but ESPECIALLY a cis white male
it's bad. it's a bad game. you've made nothing original. it's boring. bad bad bad
i should try to group my video game tweets better
me, as a video game vlogger or something: so, tell me about your game...
some game dev: well *talks about how it's made, the stor, cool technological and graphical things, the hard work of the team, etc*
me: can i be a girl?
sgd: well, no--
*camera pans towards me looking at it with my head tilted and a sweet smile*
if it was less hard i would have finished it: a list of games i have never completed/beaten
donkey kong 64
super mario 64
ocarina of time
banjo kazooie (& 2)
fuck there’s one that has cute little furry ewok things you’re trying to save??? idk it’s a space fps type thing
really Any nintendo 64 game lmao
breath of the wild
skyward sword loz game on wii
i made this my #PS4 profile description btw
(but no "sorry" bc im not actually sorry)
me, while my boyfriend plays #Apex with his boy friends: babe there’s a gold thing over there. no, to your right. you didn’t pick up that ammo. babe there was a backpack Right there... well then ping it for them.
also me when my boyfriend plays #Apex: tell (friend 1) i say hello. how is (friend 2)? babe. *taps shoulder so he removed headset* what are you talking about?
gamer girl? more like #GamerGirlfriend
@gingerrroot I tried to think of a reductive way to refer to all these male characters, but they all seem like they'd be taken as compliments -_-
@gingerrroot One I've been waiting for that may be of interest:
Farming, little friend critters, and dance offs when the little friend critters face off.
@gingerrroot YES PLS
I try so hard to make games that aren't predicated on violence
@gingerrroot "but girls are too hard to animate!"
@revolverocelot ur right, no more female npcs either it'll help speed up production
@gingerrroot that is fair and valid. Completion is a bullshit metric. What matters is whether you enjoyed it.
heh, this is why my wife wouldn't let me arrange the office with me behind her vs. her behind me XD
(my concept of "situational awareness" is radically different from hers and I give very bad field feedback, I suspect)
@gingerrroot people finish stardew??????
@lapis i don’t know tbh
@gingerrroot ummm apparently i didn't boost this when you first posted it????? wtf
@gingerrroot i agree with this post but also super mario odyssey is my favourite game of all time, what does this mean
@00dani my favorite games are the legend of zelda games so idk what to tell you
@gingerrroot you can and do play as a girl in those games tho
@gingerrroot i suppose you can play as cappy (a trans girl) in mario odyssey so that makes sense
@gingerrroot I love my comics fan buddies but they need to heed this advice, too.
@gingerrroot see Victor Vran and Van Helsing series both aRPG but don't allow ya to play a women.
You know games sometimes tell a story? Of a white man? Who has a child? And is straight?
If that's your only criteria for good games... man do I have bad news for you.
First, I literally don't care what gender and orientation my character is (no, really).
Second, if an author wants to have a white straight male as protagonist, why not? It's the author's choice. If you don't like that then don't play the game. Simple as that.
Or, you know, find someone who makes a game just for you. Creating games is hard, so don't take that easy.
It seems to me that you want just more representation of non-white, non-straight, non-male protagonists, is that right? If yes, I totally support that! RPG-like character edit screens in most games would be awesome.
Unfortunately most bigger studios don't really care about it, in fact if you're lucky you get at least the choice between male/female, and that's it. Sometimes it just doesn't fit the story (and I'm fine with that),… (1/x)
Also, game developers are under a lot of stress. I mean, really lots of stress. So, having additional options is often not a priority. That's the sad reality :/
@gingerrroot The overabundance of video game protagonists voiced by Nolan North, Troy Baker, and Matt Mercer says less about the lack of available talent in voice-acting and much more about just how many games star a white dude in his 30s
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!