Turns out one of the games many characters is a transmale – meet Krem, who’s unafraid to discuss why he presents as male, and cracks jokes about chest-binding:
Krem isn’t the only trans person in the game technically, some people have reported you can add an adams apple to females in the character creation phase making your own playable character a transfemale (though in looks only).
We make roleplaying games, which means that the character you play doesn’t have to be yourself, but I believe there’s an element where having a game acknowledge that you exist can be validating in a way most people never consider—no doubt because they have no need for validation, and thus no knowledge as to what the lack of it can do to someone.
I’ve said many times before that no single game can be everything to everyone, and that’s absolutely true. The opportunities we get to include stuff like this, even if they’re few and, yes, even if it’s just in a game and thus not the most important arena for effecting change, are very gratifying to me as a developer—and, I think, for the developers with whom I work.