Hey, guys! I wanted to make a post about an amazing independent game that doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of buzz on tumblr. It features two parallel universes – Stark, a cyberpunk future Earth, and Arcadia, its magical fantasy counterpart. (Which are both gorgeous settings!)
You also get to play as a female protagonist who is a WOC as well! (She is half-Argentinian and half-Chinese.) Zoë Castillo is in her 20s and still feels a little bit lost in what she wishes to do with her life. (It is not canonically proven?, but many fans believe she suffered from depression in the prequel to this game.) She’s an amazing character who I’ve come to love completely and can really relate to.
The second playable character is also a POC and canonically gay! Kian Alvane is a warrior and assassin who has a deep, complex backstory and is working to redeem himself after fighting for his people and losing faith in them. He squashes every stereotype, and his journey involves a lot of other interesting relationships and characters as well.
Dreamfall Chapters is also a game heavily dependent and impacted by your choices and interactions with others, something other ‘choose your own story’ games have suffered from in the past. It always makes you feel like your decisions actually matter, and the emotional toll they take is amazing as well.
There are magicals and monsters, political schemes and racial themes. It’s a very intelligent game with many twists and turns and complex storylines. It is the third in a series of games, but I didn’t have much trouble jumping into it without confusion.
The thing is, it’s super important to actually buy this game and support it – to make fanfic and fanart and actively show your interest. Independent games rely so much on fans because they don’t have the budget to market and continue on if they don’t have help.
And it starts here with representation. If mainstream games see that we are super excited about women protagonists, POC protagonists, and openly queer protagonists, they will start to hop on the bandwagon as well. So please, I implore you to check out Dreamfall Chapters and start spreading the news about it. It deserves to go far and do well.
66% OFF ON STEAM ——-CURRENTLY THE #10 BEST SELLER
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS GAME. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
@toddnet cant believe the protag is our daughter