Playing queer: Fable and Dragon Age

Research paper published in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, March 2013. Direct link. doi: 10.1386/jgvw.5.1.3_1

This paper draws on queer theory to examine the inclusion of non-heterosexual identities within mass market role-playing games, focussing on the Fable and Dragon Age series. How do different design decisions create the opportunity to ‘play queer’? What are the limits of a logic of sameness in which all sexual identities are treated in the same way?

For more, see this blog entry.