Tag Archives: Ethnic Minorities

What Colour is My Hero?

This is the second and final part of my article on the question posed by the GDC panel “What Colour is Your Hero?”. In the first part I spoke, as the panel did, about the representation of ethnic characters by developers in games. This time I’m going to take the question more literally and talk about player created characters, including my own personal choices. Anyone who read either my Mass Effect 2 Review or my follow up probably noticed that my Shepard isn’t the usual ‘default male Shepard’ or one of the many interchangeable female Shepards one sees in a…

What Colour is Your Hero?

A couple of days ago at GDC a panel discussion convened with the title ‘What Colour is your Hero’, discussing the role of race in game characters. I wasn’t there, sadly, as this is a subject I’ve always found interesting, instead I’ve had to rely on Michael Abbot’s fine write up to try and formulate my own ideas on the subject. Sadly, the panel only really covered the issue of race in developer created characters, not player created ones, an issue I intend to cover in the second half of this article. First however, I was struck by one of…