“Square Enix has announced their newest IP, Life is Strange, follows Max, who has the power to rewind time and is searching for a missing fellow student. The game will be released digitally and episodically, with “each new chapter building and evolving based on the choices you made in previous episodes.” So why did it take so long to find a publisher for Life is Strange?
Max is a girl.
French studio Dontnod is creating Life is Strange, the same studio that made 2013′s female-led 2013′s Remember Me (though that game frequently did not make the best use of its most interesting mechanics). In a developer diary, Dontnod’s creative director Jean-Maxime Moris said,
”Square is basically the only publisher who didn’t want to change a single thing about the game. We had other publishers telling us to make it a male lead character, and Square didn’t even question that once.“
ATTN: ALL GIRL GAMERS LOOKING FOR A SAFE SPACE TO BLOG
FemHype is a new, safe space in the gaming community for those who identify as a woman. If that describes you, we want you on the team! Please consider sharing this post/checking out our Twitter account while we reach out to gamers everywhere and (hopefully!) build the community we all deserve.
Ultimately, our goal is to create a space for women to share their gaming-inspired writing, art, music, and more with others in a safe environment free from negative commentary and male voices. It’s about time we all had a place to come together and share our love of video games, isn’t it?
If you have any questions/comments, don’t hesitate to message us. We’re a small team looking for contributors. ♥
LAUNCH DATE IS DECEMBER 1. JOIN THE TEAM & SPREAD THE WORD!
Over 18? Played a multiplayer/co-op game in the last three months (and/or play regularly)? Then I’d love you to take part in my dissertation survey for my third year university project! I’m studying the relationship between gatekeeping behaviour and gender, as well as character creation choices, and I’m looking for males and females (especially girl gamers, as its hard to get in touch with you guys!) to fill in a 5-10 minute questionnaire about their experiences and views.
If you’re interested then please click the link or share with your gaming friends!