International Pride Day LGBTQIA+ 🏳️🌈 : games that make players feel represented
The International LGBTQIA+ Pride Day is celebrated across the planet this Monday (28th). In recent years, the acronym has undergone some changes. However, the focus is always the same: respect and inclusion of people with different sexual orientations and gender identities.
Games, like other forms of cultural art, also try to be inclusive in their content. Therefore, and to celebrate this very special day, Sherwa brings games and video game moments in which they show love and inclusion.
1. Stardew Valley
This highly successful game requires taking care of a farm, selling your produce, increasing and improving your farm and helping the local economy. But not everything in the game is work. You can have a relationship with another man or another woman, no problem. However, you will have to use your charm to win over your beloved character.
2. The Last of Us Part II
Ellie is gay. Throughout the game this is open, so much so that as soon as the adventure begins, you go out into the world with her partner, Dina, in search of revenge. And this is also shown in a very emotional way: Ellie loves Dina with all her strength and does everything to protect her. The interesting thing is that, in this apocalyptic world, the two do not suffer from prejudice.
3. World of Warcraft
In the greatest MMORPG of all time, you can be whoever has the most identification. Be it human, elf, gnome, dwarf, draenei and more, you can be male or female, or rather, whoever you most identify with. Plus, you can marry (actually in-game) someone you love, regardless of gender.
4. Mass Effect
Just like in World of Warcraft, in Mass Effect you can kind of be whoever you want, male or female. And that doesn’t limit your choice of partners or how you identify yourself in the game world. You can also have a homosexual relationship with the characters in the game. However, it will depend on your decisions and how you treat certain characters to have the desired relationship.
5. Metal Gear Solid
Hideo Kojima tried to include as many characters as possible in the series that made him famous. There are several cases of characters who do not identify themselves by a genre. This is the case of Vamp, which appears in Metal Gear Solid 2. The vampire identifies himself as bisexual. The same goes for General Volgin from MGS3, who identifies himself in the same way and also takes part in a scene where he has, say, an intense attraction to another man. On the other hand, we have Revolver Ocelot that doesn’t have its gender very well defined. In the final fight against Solid Snake in MGS4, he was able to give Snake a kiss.
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