In a recent announcment Towerfall developer announced additional characters for the game. The most notable one is the addition of feminist and culture critic Anita Sarkeesian. Most known for her series Tropes vs Women video series on youtube, is now a playable in the Towerfall game
This is what they said about the character in particular.
“Next up is the alternate blue archer. If you keep up on gaming news she may seem familiar – her appearance is loosely based on feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian. Anita’s work has been an inspiration to the TowerFall team. Her “Tropes vs Women in Games” video series gave us a valuable new lens through which to assess our character designs. TowerFall is about bringing people together, so it’s vitally important that the cast of playable characters makes everyone feel invited to join in. Simply put, this wouldn’t have occurred to me if not for Anita, and feedback from players has reinforced how important it really is. We’re very excited to immortalize Anita in a small way, as the alternate Last of the Order.”
Anita Sarkeesian seems to have inspired the developer in various ways enough to make it into the game. Anita Sarkeesian is a controversial figure in the world of gaming. She has claimed that she is a gamer, but said herself she was never a gamer in 2012, even though she claimed that in her kickstarter.
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