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2011: The Elder Scrolls V
Overtaking many gay personalities of video games, we reach 2011 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the extremely impressive game of Bethesda and the most “free” game that has been in the market until recently. Players can do anything they want and marry whichever character they desire with any sexuality, race, human or no (!).
Dragon Age: Origins
Mass Effect 3
Special mention is made for the company BioWare behind games like the legendary, award-winning role-playing-game Baldur’s Gate, because it is now posing as the most progressive company. BioWare in many announcements makes clear that supports the LGBT community and the high standards series Dragon Age and Mass Effect prove the fact by including gay characters and sex between men.
In the month of August of 2013 is being held in San Francisco of the United States of America the first international conference dedicated to LGBT characters in videogames. Because, lest not forget, also gays play video games and more and more homosexual characters frame the plot.
Gay characters have nothing to hide or to be scared of any more while they are posing in the television or personal computer of someone that definitely has good taste in picking nice games. Humans are free to have any opinion they desire for video games but nothing can compare regarding entertainment; when people control their homosexual character and know that the world that is displayed in front of their eyes is accepting, free and allows them to act however they want and on top of that to be rewarded. Gay characters appear in television series, in the cinema and on all other forms of art; they exist also in video games and by the way “they got the power.”
1996: Phantasmagoria 2
Many gay characters appeared through the years continuously, lesbians and transsexuals, but the big innovation is happening from Sierra Entertainment and Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh. It is an interactive, cinematic, psychological thriller, a point-and-click adventure. It was out for MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows. Players could play a gay character and move him around in the game. It is in other worlds, playable.
Bisexuality is a theme that appears often in video games and Phantasmagoria 2's Curtis Craig is openly bisexual. His best friend Trevor is openly homosexual and Curtis admits in his psychologist that he is bisexual and is attracted sexually to Trevor too.
Developer/Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Designer: Lorelei Shannon
Release date: November 30, 1996
1995: Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger can easily be considered to be one of the best games of all time, and Flea is one of the biggest transgender personalities in the world of gaming. The game was created for Super Nintendo, PlayStation, Nintendo DS, Mobile phones, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, iOS, Android.
Flea is one of the “bad” characters and in the first game Flea wears a white cape and hair neatly in a ponytail. In Chrono Cross, Flea is wearing a pink wig and mini skirt and she expresses herself with gender non-conforming statements like: “Hey, I’m a guy!,” “Male or female, what difference does it make? Power is beautiful and I've got the power.”
Developer(s): Square (SNES & PS1), Tose (NDS), Square Enix (Mobiles)
Publisher(s): Square (SNES & PS1), Square Enix (NDS & Mobiles)
Designer(s): Hironobu Sakaguchi
First Release date: March 11, 1995 & different platforms afterwards
Infocom is credited as being the first company to introduce an LGBT character in the field of video games. In Moonmist, an adventure and mystery game that was out for Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, DOS and Macintosh in 1986, Vivien Pentreath is the first lesbian in video games. Vivien is considered to be an eccentric artist, who is still in love with her ex-girlfriend, Deirdre.
Designer: Stu Galley
Release date(s): Release 4: September 18, 1986 & Release 9: October 22, 1986
Play the Gaymes
Video games are an interesting form of art and a vital part of our culture. People of all ages, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation play these games and they are having fun while being introduced to fantasy worlds.