Interesting question I’ve had for a while. A user just asked on the Undercover Agent thread whether you have to play as female. I assume they asked because the icon/splash shows a female figure. Our Choice of Games games are never genderlocked, so unless a genderlocked NPC is in the coverart, the art is a “suggestion” of the PC.
Some games’ icons include male figures (Psy High, Deathless, Vampire 2, It’s Killing Time, Grand Academy, Moreytown, Ratings War, Hero Unmasked, Tally Ho), some include female figures (Superlatives, Undercover Agent, Rock Star, Vampire, Versus, Deathless: City’s Thirst, The Orpheus Ruse, Heart of the House, Demon Mark) some include both (Heroes Rise, Kung Fu, Hollywood Visionary, Treasure Seekers, Slammed), some appear gender neutral (Midsummer, though could read as male, Robots, Pirate, Champion of the Gods.)
My question: does this influence whether you purchase a game? Consciously or not?