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But Gray sees something very different in the passionate response from fans: an audience that has gone dismally underserved by an industry that has failed to either see it or acknowledge it, and one that is ready to show up in force when offered a full-course meal rather than just scraps.
“The argument ‘oh, I don’t know if it’s going to sell’ isn’t going to fly anymore," Gray says.“The most moving [feedback] comes from people who are trans or nonbinary people feeling really included in this experience,” Gray says.“Someone actually messaged me today and said that this game encouraged them to come out as non-binary to their parents.“I know so many people who play those games not because they’re interested in the combat but because they want the romance and the relationships,” she says.
“Younger women, women who are queer like me, and younger people in general are interested in more complex narrative experience from a videogame.”Nor does putting queer characters and experiences center stage mean that a general audience can’t embrace them as well.
Leighton Gray, a 19-year-old student at the Savannah College of Art and Design who created, cowrote, and art-directed , is queer herself; when she and cowriter Vernon Shaw sat down to develop the game, she says, defying stereotypes was at the forefront of their minds: “We wanted to set up expectations and knock them down.”Those complex characterizations not only make the story far more interesting, they render obsolete the usual rules of dating sims.