Hi folks. What it says on the tin: what are your thoughts regarding the option or lack of option to choose the MC’s skin color in a game? Does the lack of choice hinder your ability to imagine the MC looking a certain way? Or is it unnecessary for you to explicitly state such details when visualizing a character?
For some context, I’ve been working on a sci-fi game set in the space future where none of the Earth countries exist and the galaxy is a big melting pot of all cultures. The choice of skin color would be a cosmetic (and not meant to conflate skin color and race or ethnicity) and not something that would necessarily come up again, but if this is a choice that would help people see themselves in the game and feel represented, then it’s worth including. So please let me know what you think.
Sorry if this is a duplicate topic, I tried to search for related threads, but I didn’t find anything recent. Anyway, the poll:
- I prefer the option to explicitly state the MC’s skin color.
- It doesn’t matter to me if the option is there or not.
- The option to choose the MC’s skin color is unnecessary.
- Other. (please discuss!)