An Xbox One indie’s advice on tackling sexism in games – “be genuine”

“Honestly, put a character in the game that you feel passionate about putting in the game.”.

Is addressing the games industry’s well-documented gender imbalance as simple as making up the numbers – mandating the creation of more female protagonists, for instance? Perhaps not. Speaking to OXM as part of the conversation that gave you this Below preview, Capybara’s Nathan Vella has cautioned against making design decisions in the service of a wider political agenda, insisting that players are smart enough to spot when developers are doing things for the sake of it.

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