Posts Tagged 'Anita Sarkeesian'

Interview: Martin Brouard, executive producer of the game Chariot

Interview: Martin Brouard, executive producer of the game Chariot

By Marie-Pierre Renaud Until February 14th, The Geek Anthropologist is conducting a reader survey  and we are giving participants a chance to win a copy of the game Chariot for the platform of their choice. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share this magnificent and funny game with our readers. It was developed by Frima Studios, the biggest independent video games studio in Canada, located in Quebec city. Martin Brouard, Chariot‘s executive producer, generously took the time to answer a few questions about the game. Here, he discusses the creative process of the team which developed the game, representations of diversity in video games and the choice to feature a female main character in Chariot.

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”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”

”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”

Errant Signal released a wonderful video yesterday about politics in video games and the importance of engaging in critical discourse about them.

Title ”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”, the video opens with a description of gamers’ attitudes towards critical discussions: on one hand, they want video games to be taken seriously and respected. They want their gaming knowledge and skills to be acknowledged. On the other hand, they can react rather aggressively to any form of critical analysis of, say, the representations of ethnic groups, women, LGBT or gender roles in games.