Thursday June 23, 2016

'Vampyr' And The Gender Politics Of 1918 London

Can this be real? Someone is making a historically accurate game that isn't trying to rewrite history under the guise of diversity? I don't care if they have made games with female leads in the past, these guys need to be burned at the stake for this blasphemy!

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Vampyr, the next game from Dontnod Entertainment features a white, male protagonist. For any other studio, this is de rigueur, something dictated by the gaming industry's presumed demographic. But for the team behind Life is Strange and Remember Me, it's the first time they've delved into the male mindset. And it wasn't the result of market research either: It's because Vampyr's story wouldn't have worked any other way.

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