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Want to discuss women in games besides how "hot" they are? Instead of focusing on female assets, we'll be discussing how much females can kick ass and save the day! Whoever you like, let's talk about the positive female heroines in games!
See what I did there?
"Publishers Declined Remember Me Due To The Game's Female Protagonist"
It's almost comical to see given how Tomb Raider kinda ate ALL THE MONEY, and is continuing to do so.
The idea of declining to publish a game just b/c it stars a female character, to paraphrase Santana Lopez from Glee, "makes my breasts ache with rage". Ironic how Capcom is the one publishing it now, when they're often blamed for being money-grubbing. Apparently not as money-grubbing as the publishers who declined to publish the game, because they think that games starring women won't sell. }:<
Remember Me looks cool, but I don't know what it's about. I haven't been following it.
I see that Theora. For a minute I thought there was something wrong with my email alert because it didn't say 'Developers.' :) But yeah, that's unfortunate, and really illogical too. I've spoken about this topic from a different source with the Gears of War Art Director, as people clamour for more well written female characters, and how you have a game like Mass Effect where most people prefer FemShep or Tomb Raider, like you said. I'm actually not excited by Remember Me, but I sometimes feel like publishers in particular live in a vacuum and don't actually know what people think in this industry. Or to put it in terms they can understand; they misinterpret the slant of the market. :)
I ran across this piece earlier today, and it just blows my mind. Self-fulfilling prophecy is right; how can games with female leads do well if people refuse to make/distribute/market/support them?
Oh, we see what you did there, Theora. :D
Like Nikolas said, when I hear stuff like this, it makes me scratch my head and wonder if the people making these games ventures outside their bubbles for a minute or two. There have been plenty of successful female leads that have made their mark in video game history. I would think they'd want to add to it... *Facepalm*