Currently, I don’t know if the gender identification of the alien society - yes, you play as an alien; so I guess “alien-locked”? - is similar to cultures found here on Earth.
I’m glad you mentioned nonbinary because that’s something I’ve really struggled with and I really want people to hit me with ideas! Ideally, I would add a third non-binary sibling, but I’m lost as to what their storyline could be since the brother goes off-world and the sister stay on their planet.
What I do know is that the siblings will be pre-set characters, so I don’t know if the reader will be offered the choice to identify as any other identity except Cis ATM, but that hinges on when I nail down how gender operates in that society.
As of now and probably forever, I will never offer ROs in my WiPs because I’m not experienced with writing romance and I’d probably botch it or inadvertently turn the romance into a tacked on romance.
Thanks for your suggestions! They’re really helpful!
@Gower - Is it possible to use both the gender-locked-female & gender-locked-male tags in the HG WiP section of the forums?
Depending on how topic tagging works on Discourse, this is either a very simple or a surprisingly difficult problem which can only be solved by the staff. But for now, I’m not feeling good to tag Rachel here…
There is a choice where you determine the gender of the playable character, that’s #gender-choice. How you treat the genders is much broader question, with a much more distinct split, but that’s ultimately a question of feedback, not a definitional change of anything.