Developers and writers alike want games about more things, and games by more people. We want — and we are getting, and will keep getting — tragicomedy, vignette, musicals, dream worlds, family tales, ethnographies, abstract art. We will get this, because we’re creating culture now. We are refusing to let anyone feel prohibited from participating.
“Gamer” isn’t just a dated demographic label that most people increasingly prefer not to use. Gamers are over. That’s why they’re so mad."
While I am totally down with the message, I still intend to keep calling myself a gamer. I mean, I may think many Humans are scum and sometimes wish I wasn’t among their number, but I’m still a Human. I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of people who feel the same. I play games, I’m a gamer, I don’t see a need to change my name.
But yeah, anyways, keep bringing the non-standard, broken-mold games that aren’t cookie cutter copies of the stuff AAA gives us every year please. Sorry, that’s worded a bit strangely, but I’m genuinely interested in more diverse stuff these days. The sheer number of Indie games I’ve bought in the last two years is staggering.(via gamingfeminism)
Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.
You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!
Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS
reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here
I made a flyer for QORDS, a queer oriented summer camp in NC. The camp looks super cool and I’m really glad it exists for kids today.
(colour version to come, probs…)
Start planning for next summer!
Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns
i’m frequently visited by three spirits at night
- the ghost of i fucked up
- the ghost of i’m currently fucking up
- and the ghost of i’m probably going to fuck up in the future
my friend John just wrote the best post about catcalling possibly ever.