Last week, I got really, really angry about the future of gender representation in games thanks to statements made by members of the Assassin’s Creed Unity development team. I decided to channel this anger into a Storify, so others could read the incredibly meaningful discussion that emerged as a result of the Ubisoft controversy.
I wasn’t going to share my personal thoughts on the matter (much more eloquent writers have already done so), until my sister directly reached out for my opinion. I figured it might be worth sharing my frantic Facebook response with all of you. In the end, at least this controversy highlights the fact that our industry has finally begun to identify issues of gender representation in gaming as worth talking about. Let’s call that progress.
Oh and for reals, check out the Storify that I mentioned. There are some great writers and critics in our industry and you should be reading their work.