People of Color as Unicorns: Yet Another Look at the Game Industry's Race Issue

Even in a climate within the gaming industry which is becoming more and more accustomed to including people of color, when it comes to player characters, game developers seem to be resistant to including people of color within the narrative of their game worlds. This includes when players are allowed to play as a person of color but then, no NPCs of color appear in-game, as well as when games exclude racial customization for the player character and no NPCs of color appear in-game. With both of these phenomena come harmful messages about how people of color fit into the world and the medium of video games.

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