Gaming has been a bit of a boys club for as long as it has been a viable industry, most likely because of what went into building games early on and how being a technology nerd was almost exclusively set aside for men. Things have changed a lot since then and women are taking more and more prominent roles in the world of gaming, but they are meeting some serious resistance from almost every aspect of the industry. This has really sparked a bit of a feminist uprising to occur in gaming over the past few years and developers like BioWare are happy to continue pushing forward with this in Dragon Age III.
Dragon Age III’s lead writer, David Gaider, recently spoke out about the issue and how it is the conventional wisdom in the game industry that women lead characters will not sell games because most gamers are men and don’t want to see strong women in their games. It is a fascinating topic and BioWare, a part of EA, seems to be in the right place for companies that at least put forth a good public image when it comes to equality. Go ahead and read the full interview here and enjoy his thoughts on a subject that we’ve seen a lot of and should see a whole lot more of shortly, especially in Dragon Age III.