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Lecture on Romance, Sexuality, & Gender Identity in Games

In early December 2015, I will deliver a talk that communicates some helpful vocabulary to use when discussing issues pertaining to sexuality and gender identity and that highlights some games from the past few years that have explored unique perspectives. I also will share some of the enlightening experiences I had when I hosted my poster session at GDC 2015 for an essay I wrote about romance and sexuality in Dragon Age: Origins. I found that many people wanted to talk with me about the sexuality and gender identity spectrums but they felt like the topics were too taboo to discuss in more public circles.

With this talk, I hope to empower developers at my school to craft unique, diverse perspectives in games and to help them feel comfortable with discussing the sexuality and gender identity spectrums with other developers.

Oryx, the Taken King

You may view the PowerPoint presentation here.

Copyright Alexandra Lucas 2015

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