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Supporting Diversity and Inclusion
We work with consultancy and the gaming community to identify aspects of diversity and inclusion in video games. If you are a developer or have diversity and inclusion expertise and would like to add to (or correct) this data please email our editor.

Diversity and Inclusion Data

Here's a list of how many games have been set against each item. You can select each one to see the list of matching games:
Totals:
Tag Games
Diversity and Inclusion: Identifying diverse and inclusive options for characters in video games, including player choices about identity and diversity representation of pre-made characters.
Gender and Sexuality:
Gender and Sexuality Choices: The gender and sexuality choices you can make for your character orientation and presentation in the game.
Choose Man/Boy or Woman/Girl: You can choose between either man/boy or woman/girl character.
0
Choose Any Gender: You can choose any gender (including trans and non-binary) or don’t have to make this distinction.
3
Unrestricted Gender Presentation: You can wear clothing and present your character’s gender in any way regardless of their gender.
3
Unrestricted Sexuality Orientation: You can form intimate relationships with other characters regardless of gender.
1
Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.
Play As Gender Non-Conforming Character: The game’s protagonist is gender non-conforming (gender presentation does not match society’s expectation for their gender).
1
Play as Stereotype-Free Woman: The game's protagonist is a woman who doesn't conform to common gender stereotypes. Leading the narrative and not conforming to common objectification.
2
Play as Stereotype-Free Man: The game's protagonist is a man who doesn't conform to common gender stereotypes. Solving things by brute force, conforming to large muscle-bound body type.
1
Play as Non-binary Character: The game’s protagonist is non-binary (someone who does not identify as just masculine or just feminine at all times).
3
Play as Transgender Character: The game’s protagonist is transgender (someone who identifies with a gender other than the one assigned at birth).
1
Play as Character without stated Gender:: The game’s protagonist’s gender is ambiguous and not stated.
2
Play As Intersex Character: The game’s protagonist is intersex (someone who was born with physical or genetic markers that do not fit typical binary notions of masculine or feminine bodies.)
0
Sexual Orientation Representation: The sexual and romantic orientation of characters you can play in the game.
Play as Gay Character: The game’s protagonist is a man, masculine presenting person, or non-binary person who is gay (attracted to men, masculine-presenting people, or non-binary people).
1
Play as Lesbian Character: The game’s protagonist is a woman, feminine presenting person, or non-binary person who is a lesbian (attracted to women, feminine presenting people, or non-binary people).
0
Play as Bi Character: The game’s protagonist is bi (someone who is attracted to two or more genders, sometimes but not always all genders), pan, poly, or omni.
2
Play As Aspec Character: The game’s protagonist is on the aromantic or asexual spectrum, or the game allows the player to choose to be aspec (someone who experiences little to no sexual/romantic attraction to anyone: asexual, aromantic, graysexual, grayromantic, demisexual, demiromantic and other aspec identities).
0
Play as Queer Character: The game’s protagonist is queer (individuals who don’t feel other labels fit them).
0

Diversity and Inclusion by Game

Here’s a list of the diversity and inclusion we have documented in specific games:
Totals:
Game Gender and Sexuality Total
Animal Crossing 2 2
Clumsy Rush 2 2
Desta: The Memories Between 3 3
If Found 2 2
Lucky Luna 1 1
Monorail Stories 4 4
SpiderHeck 1 1
The Red Strings Club 2 2
VA-11 Hall-A 1 1
Wilderless 2 2

Diversity and Inclusion Consultants

We have worked with consultants, experts and the diversity community to help inform and shape our approach to this data.
  • Susannah Cornwall Professor of Constructive Theologies at the University of Exeter - expertise in sex and gender diversity.
  • Nikki Valens Board Game Designer who provided cultural consulting on gender, sexuality.
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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