Gaming in Color

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“Diversity in games is a huge problem that the industry knows about, and is going to have to do something about,” says game developer Naomi Clark in the trailer for Gaming in Color, a documentary film about queer and genderqueer players and creators in the world of video games.

Created by Midboss, the company behind the GaymerX convention, the film deals with the harassment faced by LGBT gamers, the importance of representing them within games themselves, and the shifts already taking place within gaming and game development communities. “There are a lot of gamer and game designers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or genderqueer who are really seeking to reinvent games,” says Clark.

The film is now available through on a plethora of sources: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Playstation, Xbox and more.

via Boing Boing

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  1. Remember the Left Behind games? Unless I’m mistaken they had christians killing everything and anything that was non christians, including homosexuals. I think there was an other game that was also on the same theme. They did get banned but only because they caused an outcry from a few sane people. If it hadn’t been for those few sane people making so much noise those and more other games like them would be be still out there with the full support of the insane christians. That I know of I’ve never seen a gay or lgbt game where christians are the target. In the end it’s the big game houses that can make a difference. Here’s an idea. I like HOG games (hidden objects games). There’s a site where I can get them but I’ve noticed that most of the time it’s a woman who’s the hero. I want a man to be the hero, damn it. LOL So, the solution is click on the genders you want. LOL

    But here’s an other point. It’s how to integrate the sexual orientation it a game. Unless it’s a full on adult rated game it has to be done gently and tastefully.

  2. @Dan:
    “… but only because they caused an outcry from a few sane people. If it hadn’t been for those few sane people making so much noise those and more other games like them would be be still out there with the full support of the insane christians.”

    There. You just stated just one reason (and the most obvious) why I’m so vocal against “god”/religion.

    Notice the most recent Pew poll? Christianity is NOTICEABLY DOWN in America as for this year (and just in time before another Presidential election).

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        It will be in the next Periodical Political Post, no worries ;) Already tweeted about it on the milkboys Twitter a few days ago.

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