MASS EFFECT 30 DAY CHALLENGE | DAY 12 Favorite NPCs
→ Samantha Traynor & Steve Cortez
mass effect 30 day challenge; day 9 - favorite romance + steve cortez/male shepard
“Are we requiring the female protagonist to work harder and sell more in order to prove herself?” asks Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider, in this GDC 2013 video about sexism and sexuality in games, free courtesy of GDC Vault.
In examining his own career, Gaider takes a brief look at how romantic characters evolved from Baldur’s Gate II to the Dragon Age series. While he recognizes not all games can or should be all things to all people, he believes the industry could be less dis-inviting of players who would otherwise be paying customers.
He urges those who choose to design minority characters to consider their roles and purpose in the game. Additionally, he suggests those of privilege to seek out possible groups affected by design choices and talk to them, or if security requires it not leave the office, to hire diversely. Their unique viewpoints, he said, should be considered “assets,” not “affirmative action.”
Watch the video Gamasutra
I’m more than a little in love with the words coming out of this man’s mouth.
Click through and watch the vid. :) Good talk, sir. <3
"Don't forget to come up for air"
Reasons to Love Bioware - Queer Romances
The romances in the game are not for “the straight male gamer”. They’re for everyone. We have a lot of fans, many of whom are neither straight nor male, and they deserve no less attention.
are you trying to seduce me, steve?