Are Gamers Fine with Female Protagonists?

4 years ago

There's a new female-led game called Remember Me coming soon from Dontnod Entertainment. The possibility of a game with a female protagonist is unusual enough that Becky Chambers from The Mary Sue wrote a terrific post about it: In Which I Am Pretty Darn Sure That Most Gamers are Fine with Female Protagonists.

Chambers argues that it isn't the gamers who are having a problem with female protagonists. She thinks that it's game publishers who want nothing to do with female main characters, while the gamers themselves have other things on their minds.

Tropes vs. Women by Anita Sarkeesian via Flickr

What's your take on how the majority of gamers feel about female protagonists?

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
virginia.debolt@blogher.com
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.

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