Happy Sunday! I’m delighted to announce we recently welcomed several new writers to the FemHype team. Give them a follow if you’re looking for new friends! ✌
This week, Ruth reviewed the breakout indie game Toren, grappling with PC controls and existential despair. Shel Shepard celebrated the importance of Krem’s inclusion in Dragon Age while discussing several pitfalls of his portrayal. On yet another quest for diversity, Sissorelle Ferox detailed her quest for LGBTQIA+ representation in MMORPGs, specifically RuneScape. There’s also a game currently on its last legs on Kickstarter getting diversity right, titled Herald, and I interviewed the team behind the project! For those of you non-devs out there, Mary Rachel tackled the genre of Graphic Adventure by comparing/contrasting The Wolf Among Us and Life Is Strange. Finally, LA Ryter shares her experiences falling in and out of inspiration with Lara Croft as her character evolved through the series.
And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: our weekly Twitter roundup! Every Sunday, we curate a list of the top posts hitting the Twitterverse in the games industry. They can be sweet, salty, and downright biting, but what they all have in common is a shared goal to bring diversity and intersectional feminism to a toxic culture we love despite its glaring faults. 💝
it's my dream to start a women-run feminist game studio that makes games w/ girls & women of all colors & sizes going on grand adventures
— sailorhg @ APE 220 (@sailorhg) May 18, 2015
"Pandering to feminists" = Refusing to pander to misogynists#TranslatedFromGater
— Helvetica Scenario (@ThatSabineGirl) May 18, 2015
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) May 23, 2015
Man, it's about time we gave men a platform to speak about their view on women in the industry. Oh wait.
— ☠️ Monster Meg ☠️ (@rustypolished) May 23, 2015
I love when white dude critics do the whole "why is no one talking about ____" when women/PoC have been talking about ___ fOR YEARS
— halloweeb (@sokareemie) May 18, 2015
There's no losing when it comes to adding diversity to the art of gaming. It's not a zero sum game, no matter what some ppl think.
— I Need Diverse Games (@INeedDivGms) November 12, 2014
Super Metroid is about a mom finding out her kid was kidnapped from day care and blows up an entire planet in revenge
— smol enby whom awoo (@softtaur) May 18, 2015
2 friends share an mature, platonic HEY LETS ADD A NIPPLE TO THIS SCENE pic.twitter.com/MYUdX27o2v
— hot mic (@sidneyfussell) May 22, 2015
— TreaAndrea (@ProfessorTMR) May 23, 2015
do one thing every day that scares you! unless you’re scared of recognizing women as autonomous individuals. keep not doing that
— ManicPixieDream Girl (@QuirkyMPDG) May 12, 2015
Gonna say this one more time, just to hear myself type: actual creator and character diversity is not remotely difficult.
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) May 20, 2015
— Matt Parker (@madparker) May 18, 2015
Woman is raped = gets revenge & becomes a bad ass. How about woman is a badass? No rape required.
— ✨BITCHCRAFT✨ (@RoyalHoeliness) May 18, 2015
You are a garbage writer, if you write in regards to sexual assault being the main focus of a character; and handle it poorly.
— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) May 18, 2015
If you're unable to have a female character without a #RapePlot, or the threat of 1, being her defining characteristic, you're a poor writer
— Josephine M YaLes (@JMYaLes) May 18, 2015