[Air-L] Research on in-game romance options

Annette Pohlke annette at pohlke.de
Fri Dec 2 12:36:26 PST 2011

Has anyone on this list actually read Brenda Brathwaite's "Sex in Video Games"? It's a title I would check out, just as some of the material by Brenda that can be found by googling can be very inspirational, if you want to learn more about the physical aspects of romantic relationships in games, e.g. this one: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2725/sex_in_games_conference_organizer_.php. Slightly dated, but just the taxonomy is interesting.

Annette Pohlke


Am 02.12.2011 um 19:53 schrieb Todd Harper:

> Hello, internet researchers!
> I'm currently doing some work related to a PCA submission on Bioware's
> increasing inclusion of same-sex romance options in their games. What I'm
> currently hard up for is literature on this subject area; I mostly have
> Mia's piece from Video Game Theory Reader on the "romantic triangle" and
> Kristen Jørgensen's article from Eludamos on Dragon Age and Mass Effect
> (and these are even at odds; Mia talks about avatar connection with the
> player, and Kristen's talking about separating the two!).
> While I am loathe to make what seems like the default mailing list request,
> if anyone has some suggestions for literature that might be relevant to
> studying in-game romance options -- particularly the whys and hows of them
> -- I'd love to hear about it. Thank you kindly.
> Apologies for people who are about to see this cross-posted to the DiGRA
> list, as well.
>> Todd
> -- 
> Todd Harper
> Postdoctoral Researcher, Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab --
> http://gambit.mit.edu
> laevantine at gmail.com
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