Identities in Gaming Twine

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Welcome to our Twine project. “Identities in Gaming” is the culmination of our research on the sexism, misogyny, and racism regularly experienced by gamers of a diverse range of identities and backgrounds. We created this interactive Twine story, so that readers may live the experiences of the gamers we’ve studied.  Players are assigned a random identity at the beginning of each game, so please feel free to play a few times and see where each path leads you.

We hope you enjoy the game.  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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One thought on “Identities in Gaming Twine

  1. This twine was very fun to play as because it was rooted in truth. It was fascinating how when I was playing and reading the things that happen to me as a female gamer, I could imagine instances in my personal life when I have witnessed these exact moments.

    What strikes me is the fact that a lot of what happened in this twine, and then of course what happens in the real world of gaming, is that a lot of the sexist comments are not blatant, but small things like resisting ammo for a few seconds or feeling like a female gamer is an intruder in your “male-dominated” space. Even with someone you (allegedly) love, your rights as a gamer are denied because it is a male-oriented activity, and your partner would rather uphold those values than play with you and enjoy that extra dating time.

    All in all, it was a game that shed some light on an issue that, for many people, is unfortunately already illuminated. I really appreciated both identities and would have liked to see some possible intersectionality, but it allowed the player to look at a problem through a recessive point of view instead of the dominant.

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