According to data pulled by the non-profit organization Feminist Frequency, only around 8% of games showcased at E3 this year featured a female lead. (24% were led by male characters, while 50% allowed players to choose their gender.) Clearly, we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to representation in video games.
Humble Bundle is spotlighting women in gaming. From badass, vulnerable and complicated women they’re celebrating all sorts in their Female Protagonist Sale. The games included in Humble’s sale are some of the best the medium has to offer, showcasing the enormous potential for female-led games. The titles span genres and styles, from AAA action games like Dishonored 2 to cult-favourite indies like Celeste and Crypt of the Necrodancer. There are lore-heavy epics and intimate, personal stories discounted by up to 90% this week.
Here are some of the best deals. Check out all the deals before it ends on October 8th.
Child Of Light — USD$5.09
Aurora, a young girl from 1895 Austria, awakens on the lost fairytale continent of Lemuria. To return home she must fight against the dark creatures of the Queen of the Night, who have stolen the sun, the moon and the stars. At stake is not only Lemuria but Aurora’s true destiny.
Fran Bow — USD$4.49
Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods, together with her only friend, Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents. In the forest, Fran goes into shock over the loss of her parents and when she recovers, she’s at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, and Mr. Midnight is nowhere to be found.
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