Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Torment Post x5 Combo: The Race Thing II

People flung a LOT of shit, accusing me of single-handedly ruining the new Torment game. I never knew I had so much power and influence. Also: It turns out there are a lot of racists in the old-school gaming community. Who knew?

However, here's the dev response:
This is something we have talked about a lot. Diversity is something we are striving for, but at the same time many of us are straight-haired white people (well, except Colin…maybe he used to be?). We might need you backers to help catch our blind spots :-)
 This enraged a number of people, but it made me pretty happy, obviously!

 (The Colin thing is a reference to Colin McComb, creative lead on both the original game and this new game. He's bald. Very bald.)

Previous post: http://jakejesson.blogspot.com/2013/03/torment-post-x4-combo-race-thing.html

Link to the topic: https://torment.uservoice.com/forums/197950-game-ideas/suggestions/3750208-don-t-make-us-play-another-straight-haired-white

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