The Dos and Don’ts of Trans Representation in Video Games

The LauraKBuzz Network

Okay everyone, I’ll try and keep this brief with links to further reading and my email address (Laurak@IndieHaven.com) here for those looking for more in depth information. Let’s talk about Trans representation in Video Games.

Firstly, here’s a link to a Dev Blog I wrote explaining why the protagonist of my own game is going to be canonically a Trans Woman. It will hopefully explain a use case of where making the character Trans adds important context to their actions and sets up part of who they are and why they are acting the way they are in the world. http://indiehaven.com/dev-blog-why-you-are-the-reason-has-a-transgender-protagonist/

I also in the past wrote an article about Trans Representation in Video Games that focuses on a wide array of topics. Bear in mind my opinion of some aspects of this article, particularly in regard to the character Erica who I will discuss later, has changed over time…

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