There may not be money in the future, but you will live on Likes
July 17, 2014 6:46 PM Subscribe
posted by AaronDaMommio (13 comments total)
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one indie game developer's experience of creating a game (Redshirt
) that satirizes social networking, and includes a playable race of 'sexy alien babes' who can suffer sexist comments from NPCs. When a player complained that this was unwanted and triggering, and the developer apologized and added a trigger warning tothe game, the developer received criticism as if she'd compromised her creative vision.
My favorite bit in the article is the developer's statement that she is "...dimly aware that Redshirt can be read as tech panic about social networks -- and I suppose to an extent that might be true, but only on a superficial level. It's more anxiety about human nature, and human social structures."