Fellow Traveler and Humble Grove have announced the launch of No Longer Home, their new LGBT-friendly project. It’s a semi-autobiographical game that forces you to consider your life in a new light.
The game might be cool, but the sales pitch is awful.
Agreed. Pure pandering. To imply this game is "LGBT friendly" is to imply that other games are not, which is BS.
Don't you know, if you dont have an LGBT character you are not an ally of course
Yea, the devs must live in a bubble. Funny thing is that people who think that those who don't wear LGBT shirts, play games with binary genders, or don't put a rainbow in June on their Twitter pics are the devil are pretty much bigots themselves. Logically speaking.
Actually I'm fine with them mentioning that. That let's me know it's a game to pass on
Not for me personally
You know you never find any games specifically about male or female genders. And regarding the title of the article...name me one LGBTQ unfriendly game.
Persona 5 according to all the whiney people saying it was homophobic
Okay I meant actually unfriendly not just a theory some whiney people had.
Yeah lets fire in every other japanese thing ever. Persona 4 did the same with the Kanji character, hundreds of games, and movies. Sorry guys but not the whole world is super in love with what for a STRAIGHT person is an act of perversion. If you are gay you dont see it that way, But being "Phobic" is not an act of aggression. I wonder if these loud voices understand just how many people are SHRIMPphobic?! THEY WANT SHRIMP TO GO EXTINCT , THEY DONT LIKE SHRIMP OR THE SMELL OF SHRIMP, OH GOD, SHRIMP ARE DOOMED! THE GROCERY STORES WILL STOP CARRYING SHRIMP IF THEY GET THEIR WAY AND SHRIMP WILL BECOME 100 BUCKS A POUND- No.. simply insane.
You won't find any. It's all in their heads.
Phantasmagoria II a puzzle of flesh, the gay guy dies, BOOM point proven! .... Not so much the main character in that is actually bisexual so its like, hey guys, you HAD your games for decades. If 1-2 games out of 100 share their views on sex that jives pretty well with actual representation. But I think we all know that pretty much since the beginning of time, games have made no ill-moves against the LGBT community and have been a gateway to being represented, but now its the devil when not every single game represents them. I see almost nobody complain that eskimos arent represented in games often enough, or that we hardly have ANY Thai characters in gaming, or that there arent enough Mongolian throat singers in game soundtracks unless the game is set in that region of the world (HOW DARE YOU TOKENIZE THEM) but .. .you know, if a single digit percent isn't the focus of a game its anti-gay. Its at bare minium an unrealistic ask and at most alienates a majority of the population. Ok make some games t hat are LGBT friendly- thats why I support this game- Because now I know its not aimed at me. Its aimed at someone else. Let them enjoy it, its just not mine. Like any other thing not everything is for everyone.
I don't see the problem here. I'd say most games are indifferent. What's wrong with some being friendly?
I’m pretty sure any game that doesn’t promote bigotry based on sexual orientation or gender identity is LGBT-friendly.
There is a juvenile school of thought out there that if a given thing isn't explicitly and aggressively pro-[insert desired thing], then it is anti-[insert desired thing] (it would mean this very game was anti-all sorts of things). Of course it's idiotic. But it's more common than you might think. You need to lower your expectations for modern intellectual honesty.
Nah..not for me. But I fear it might take a spot in humble choice once...
Are other games not? Always found it weird that they lump so many different kinds of people into that acronym. Never been a fan of being lumped into groups based on superficial immutable characteristics, different strokes I guess.
Could anyone here name a game that's somehow not "LGBT friendly", genuinely curious about this.
I’ve never seen a game that is straight up anti LGBT. But just because games may not feature LGBT characters as it’s focal point doesn’t make it unfriendly either.
Are other games not LGBT friendly? I havent noticed any blatant phobia in any of the games I've played. I guess that makes me an "ist" and/or a "phobe" but oh well
Whatever stance you take in this, you can't help but feel that all this pandering comes across as fake; especially coming from companies, where their main objective is to make money. *yawn* Give me better bait, random company.
WTF does lgbt friendly even mean
Putting them more center stage then ever. Inserting random races for diversity, yet all of them are born in the same city. Making characters random sexualities, genders, and whatever else is missing. Also make sure to constantly focus on real life social issues that you only ever read about from drama machines on Twitter rather then anything anyone can relate to. Just make the most unrelatable game in existence for the handful of Twitter addicts.
cant wait for the "sales"
...as opposed to all those super-unfriendly-to-LGBT-peopl e games I've been playing. Damn sexist Italian Plumbers and Lombaxes, I say.
There are loud voices even within the developer complaining that the girl lombax was TOO girlish. Thats where we are as a people.
I'm much more upset that the game was so short, bland, and had so little replayability and innovation especially for the ludicrous asking price of $70, but hey... priorities amirite?
What’s not friendly?
No longer want to play it
Yeah I am not the target audience. I dont want the creators to insult me as well.
Didn't know this existed. Thankfully, all the crybabies triggered by a simple phrase have given it some attention.
What crybabies? I haven't seen anyone crying. I'm not the one that needs games, media, books, tv, language, government and society to pander and support my identity or lack there of. I don't need to feel acknowledged by the above to know i exist.
The other related articles about this game had little attention and zero comments. This one is one of the hottest for the day, purely because it has LGBT in the title of the article and people can't wait to tell everyone how much they don't care.
spot on. exactly.
Please bring back the 80s. My neice is gay and she plays all sorts of games GoW, fortnite, cod, indies, gts, gears, forza etc etc it's not like these games have a LGBT radar keep away sticker on them ffs.
as an LGBT i'd rather play some fun games than woke crap
why am i not surprised by the comments. no matter what you guys hate anything lgbt even if the game is literally made for that group. good lord just mind your damn business and move on but nope you guys make sure to say something stupid. you guys were never going to touch this game no matter what, let's be real here. the lgbt thing is the main reason you guys are saying something.
Games are games and shouldn't be labelled apart from parental age rating
like i said the game could be literally made for the group and the comments would still hate on it. if the game isn't for you just move on. but nope, the comments have to make sure tell everyone how much they hate it...
I like that they tell me that ... I can avoid it then , what would happen if they put "straight friendly" sticker on games
The sad thing is that'll probably happen. The world definatly going in a crazy direction.
Try hard, much?
Most games are LGBT friendly but don't feel the need to make such a thing of it. This pandering doesn't endear the game to me.
As a gay dude I would like to know what the fuck an "LGBT friendly" game is...
Gotta ensure the .01% of the population doesn't get the wrong impression and pass on your game right?
I think the phrase LGBT friendly is a little odd and has certainly pushed the button for many cry babies here who it seems, can't stand the idea of games that might cater to specific minority groups or audiences. Reading the article, the fact that the game centres around characters who are wrestling with their issues stemming from being transgender means that it may be very meaningful for people in a similar situation. Personally, I think if the gaming medium wishes to achieve the same mainstream acceptance as other mediums, then having titles which deal with all aspects of societal change can only be a good thing. This game may not be for me, but I am happy that these kinds of games exist.
This implies that games are typically "LGBT unfriendly", which is silly. Most games are for everyone. It's cool that this is specifically geared towards the LGBT crowd, but just say that without the ridiculous Insinuations.
Because clearly all LGBT people are concerned about when playing their videogame entertainment is if their characters are gay or not. I mean, they've shunned every single game in existence because of it, right? Mario is clearly too straight for them to even contemplate. Stop portraying LGBT people like they are idiots and like they have some kind of disability that stops them from enjoying games.
If I was a community of people, I would be insulted if I was being pandered to by a company. It's like, "I wasn't able to consume this entertainment, but now [insert company name] came to the rescue and fixed all that! [Insert company name] is an ally to me and my people!" I can't roll my eyes hard enough.
Unless a game features LGBT- bashing, has a scene or even comment, how is a game un-friendly?
i couldnt care less, back to actual gaming news and not agenda pushing please
Oh brother. No other community in humankind preaches so loudly how different they want to be and emphasises their differences instead of wanting to co-exist like any other culture. LGBTQ+ IS without question a mental illness, LGBTQ is filled with narcissists.
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