Ever more inclusive, today’s video games allow each player to feel represented.
If you hadn’t already guessed it, given the influx of rainbow logos on the networks of large corporations, the month of June is like every year the opportunity to celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities. In a sea of profile pictures and brightly colored merchandise, Pride Month is all about history and struggles.
The origins of Pride go back to the famous Stonewall riots in 1969, which symbolically marked the birth of the annual demonstrations that we know today. These years of demanding equal rights are now celebrated for an entire month. A month of awareness where cultural works such as films, series and also video games are emerging as great tools for raising public awareness.
For a long time now, video game productions have not hesitated to represent LGBT characters in their stories. dragon age, Mass Effect or The Last of Us : Even the most popular blockbusters try to represent all types of players. On the occasion of Pride Month, here is our selection of titles that are damn fun and full of pride.
Voted Best Indie Game at The Game Awards 2020 and considered Game of the Year for many gamers, Hades is a real nugget not to be missed. This rogue-like is not only excellent in its gameplay since it also offers a smoothly conducted story carried by the icons of Greek mythology. Whether it’s our protagonist Zagreus or the secondary characters, the beautiful people of this game do not hesitate to express their love for others regardless of the gender of the loved one.
This reflection and puzzle game all in pixel art invites you to unpack boxes. So on paper, nothing very exciting of course, but this funny adventure has many surprises in store. A move is also the packing of a lifetime. These boxes contain pieces of our existence and our identity. Unpacking strong point: it tells the story of characters that we do not even see. We then let ourselves be gently carried away by the ever more emotional stories of people who are starting a new life.
Those who like completely crazy games will find what they are looking for in monster prom. This series of dating simulator (hear dating simulator) invites us to conquer students who are out of the ordinary: they are all monsters. Devil, werewolf, ghost or even mermaid, the suitors of the game are as varied as there are imaginary creatures. At school, in summer camp or on a road trip, it will be a question of finding love in game sessions that look like a party game. Indeed, the Monster Proms are played up to four players for shared laughter.
Night in the Woods
This is a funny trip that you will not regret. This independent game published in 2017 propels us into the city of Possum Town, a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. We discover the story of Mae, a 20-year-old cat woman who comes back to live with her parents. She will have to face a terrible secret, linked to the disappearance of her childhood friend, Casey. Accompanied by Gregg the fox and his boyfriend Angus the bear, as well as Bea the crocodile, the group will have to solve many mysteries. Be careful though, this game is dark and doesn’t shy away from tackling difficult themes like mental illness and depression.
Don’t be fooled by this misleading name, dream daddy and a visual novel narrative game that deserves our full attention. Under cover of love simulation, the game actually hides beautiful stories that put balm in the heart. As a single dad who has just moved into a new home with your daughter, you’re going to have to show some fatherhood skills to make your child feel good about their new life. This title is a real dose of good humor and joy which it would be a shame to miss. If you are fond ofdad jokes“, in other words, you will be served.