How Video Game Makers Design Characters

How Video Game Makers Design Characters

How Video Game Makers Design Characters

by Steve Napierski to Images

I originally saw this posted on Kotaku today, but I felt that version they had was a little hard to read. So I decided to recreate the image and post it on here.

I don’t see any malicious intent behind the development, I just see a lot of these issues being female characters designed by males designers with male gamers in mind as the target demographic. Extra Credits did an awesome video about this topic called: True Female Characters. I definitely recommend checking that out as well.

original: I Love Charts
updated version: Dueling Analogs

Discussion (9)¬

  1. AshSabre
    AshSabre says:
    December 22, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    So true..

  2. Static
    Static says:
    December 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    “Japanese, carries large sword” I bet we can tell who’s the prime example for that…

  3. olicool10
    olicool10 says:
    December 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Yea, but what about Mirror’s Edge? Sure, Faith had boobs, but she was the protagonist…

    • catra
      catra says:
      December 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

      Boobs is the requirement for all types of female characters in all types of games. doesn matter if its a shooter, RPG, Puzzle, what have you. Sur Faith is the protagonist, but the important thing…. BOOBS!

      • jim
        jim says:
        December 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

        Yes, that is how the female anatomy works. They tend to have boobs.

    • whoever
      whoever says:
      December 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

      this is the exception, not the rule

  4. Lacey Small
    Lacey Small says:
    December 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    “Japanese, carries large sword” I bet we can tell who’s the prime example for that…

  5. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    December 24, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    On a serious note, why do the female roles always tend to have a magical side? Seriously, Zelda…everyone in Final Fantasy…and if you’re being nitpicky, Celia the fairy from Phantom Hourglass.
    Nintendo superfan…AWAY!

    • EM2
      EM2 says:
      December 26, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

      This has been explained. It is the BOOBS!