Race in Videogames: it's Not Just One Group of People That Suffers From Tropes
I've thought about the issue of race in games a lot recently. I'm most vocal about the troubling representation of women in games because that's what I know best, but I'm also painfully aware of the void where people of color should be. When POC are shown, they are stereotyped, sexualized, or exoticized.
I'm working on a game project right now that plans to do better. Diversity and inclusivity are pillars not just of the games, but of the company helping me make them. I want people who never get to see themselves as the heroes in video games to finally discover how good it feels to save the day. I want people of all genders and sexualities to have romance options. And not just one option: many. I want to make games about the people that have been left out all this time. The rest of us.