Notes

The Rants of GDC 2013

Games Industry International is publishing transcripts of this year’s rants at the Game Developers Conference. The first rant is from Tiniest Shark founder, Mitu Khandaker. “I’m 100 per cent able and willing to identify with white male characters – I don’t need characters to look like me to identify with them. That would be really weird, right? I don’t feel alienated–I don’t need a developer to pander to me. Except…if you’re white, you’re kind of always pandered to, even if you didn’t ask to be. If you’re white, it’s not very often that you’re asked to identify with a non-white character. I’d grown up having to do something none of my white friends had ever had to do. I hadn’t even thought about that.” (via @embereye)

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