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Quick question for my friends who are feminist gamers: what video games had race, gender, and/or sexual representation that was particularly meaningful to you? Are there any games with female player characters that you personally identified with?

Allies are welcome to…

If you haven’t played it already, Spirit Tracks has Zelda playing a more major role in the game. And I think a Zelda game featuring Zelda would be cool. Since she has the Triforce of Wisdom, I thought it’d be neat if Nintendo made a more puzzle-focused Zelda adventure starring her where she has to use brains not brawn to get through.
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khoroshocrossing:

Quick question for my friends who are feminist gamers: what video games had race, gender, and/or sexual representation that was particularly meaningful to you? Are there any games with female player characters that you personally identified with?

Allies are welcome to answer, but I’d prefer women and other marginalized identities as high priority. This is background for a piece I’m writing about gender representation in gaming!

For me, it was playing as Dixie Kong that got me into games. When I was little I was scared to play games because I didn’t want to mess up. For some reason playing as a girl character helped ease that fear. She was a girl, and she can do it; she just needs a smart girl human to control her through the levels.

Dixie Kong to me was the definition of a girl growing up in the 90’s with the “girl power” movement going on. She was a blend of feminine and punk rock (her guitar solos after finishing the levels were the best!). She proved that you can be just as capable as males while not having to feel ashamed for liking pink or crying if you get hurt.

Some might argue she’s a “Ms.Male” character, but even so, she’s proof of how important having female/minority identities in your video games is. If it wasn’t for her, I might have not ever have been exposed to games or picked up an interest in playing and making them.

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nikoanesti:

Serious question, I need some feedback here. This is what I normally look like:

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I pretty much always dress this way, with a flat cap (or my checkered hat), a t-shirt with some kind of video game or cartoon character on it, jeans, and while they’re not pictured, I usually wear socks with…

Alright, so I did respond to this, but since the Tumblr app is apparently MEGA LAME, it didn’t go through so I’ll have to type it all again.

Maybe this little story will help you out or inspire you or whatnot. Maybe it won’t! But I’ll go ahead and tell the tale anyways.

I have extremely thick hair - it is a literal poofball in the morning. Kids being kids would often tease me and bully me for it, like with everything else they did. I grew to loathe my hair, because the environment around me took a stronghold on me said because my hair wasn’t straight and thin like all the other people’s, it is defective and I should be tormented for it. I’d receive brushes as gag gifts or just randomly find gum placed in my hair.

So to make the kids tease me every slightly less, I bought a straightener and would sit there making sure every little strand was flawless. Every morning before school, 30 minutes to an hour was wasted of my life trying to appease to people that didn’t care to be appeased for. And then I was normal.

When I left school, that’s when I really got into ELO/Jeff Lynne. And it sounds cheesy, but the guy is a real huge inspiration to me. So I know during the 70’s, everyone had big poofy hair, but Jeff Lynne in particular kept his poofball after the fact. He was comfortable. He was respected and liked. And it just made me think about how I’ve been trying to change a fact of myself for so long.

So I went out and bought some curling gel to get rid of frizzies and now I love my stupid dumb poofball. When it comes to my hair, there’s this aura of confidence about it that people grow to love it, too. I’ve only had one person ever since try to do the “you should straighten your hair!” bullshit to which I say, “No, I like it better like this.”

So I’m not here to tell you to just do it, but if you feel like you need to change yourself, just do it. But do so for yourself, not just so you can stand in front of a metaphorical mirror metaphorically applying a hot iron to your metaphorical hair to metaphorically please others. Because if so, you’re just going to waste your time forever trying to put a fake image of yourself out there.

That isn’t to say wearing a not-video game t-shirt is lying about your identity, but it’s apparent that video games are an important thing to you. Don’t be an astro dork like I was and brush them off, trying to appeal to more normal activities for the sake of others. Your happiness and being comfortable comes first; other people’s opinions of you be damned.

TL;DR

1. Do you want to do thing for yourself?
If yes, don’t beat around the bush. Do it.
If no, don’t.

2. Can you change [thing] about yourself and want to?

If yes, change thing.

If no, accept what can’t be changed and work around it.

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*Hardcore misogynistic dude gamer stares at promiscuous female Facebook game player*
“UGH, FUCKING CASUAL.”

Hi there, folks! After many many hours of fidgeting in Manga Studio, I finally got some nice concept art for my character Unicorn-Chan! She is to star in my visual novel called PRIZE, which Jack Saint and I are working on! I want the quality of the characters and their various expressions to be similar to this, meaning that PRIZE will take lots of work, but it’s possible! 
If anybody is interested in tracking the development of PRIZE, you can check out our development blog, though you could say the blog itself is IN DEVELOPMENT! (hahaha no).

Hi there, folks! After many many hours of fidgeting in Manga Studio, I finally got some nice concept art for my character Unicorn-Chan! She is to star in my visual novel called PRIZE, which Jack Saint and I are working on! I want the quality of the characters and their various expressions to be similar to this, meaning that PRIZE will take lots of work, but it’s possible!

If anybody is interested in tracking the development of PRIZE, you can check out our development blog, though you could say the blog itself is IN DEVELOPMENT! (hahaha no).

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Let’s try to find our future.

Let’s try to find our future.

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nodustollensstudios:

Ellerin and Exdee will be doing a Q&A session tonight- send in questions about Vest Party or their experiences with game development and we’ll answer it all in a big post!

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By the way - Collectems looks awesome! Definitely going to follow <3

T-thank you, senpai! (noticed)

Though if I may, I can direct you to the Layabouts blog where all the information pertaining to Collectems and our other projects are posted.

I realized that all this time I never really had colored versions of the Collectems protagonists up anywhere. I always just had their color palettes in my mind. Excuse my sloppy coloring on a sloppy sketch (I can&#8217;t draw in digital programs to save me akdjs), but this is Clementine!

I realized that all this time I never really had colored versions of the Collectems protagonists up anywhere. I always just had their color palettes in my mind. Excuse my sloppy coloring on a sloppy sketch (I can’t draw in digital programs to save me akdjs), but this is Clementine!