By: Eddie Makuch
“Games have reached the point where realistic portrayals of sex and adult relationships are possible, but what does this mean to us as developers?,” reads a line from the discussion description. “How much responsibility do we have in addressing issues of sexism and sexuality, and are we inadvertently making statements about what is acceptable, even when we don’t mean to say anything at all?”
Gaider will speak about the “risks and challenges” associated with addressing (or not addressing) sexism and sexuality in games. Attendees will also hear Gaider speak about the benefits of inclusiveness during the discussion.
Other notable 2013 GDC presentations include one from Bungie Studios, which will open up on the creative process for its all-new universe with Activision called Destiny; and another from Hideo Kojima, who willgive a public demo of his new FOX Engine and discuss Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.