To the surprise of no one, women are still majorly underrepresented in video games — especially in terms of protagonists. Thankfully, game studios seem to be recognizing this as a problem and taking steps in the right direction. Three of the biggest games from last year — BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and The Last of Us — featured strong women as protagonists, and the indie sector continued to prove they were all about inclusivity.
2014 is already shaping up to be another good year in terms of women in games, and I wanted to highlight some upcoming lady-led titles that I think are worth getting excited about.
Lauren Puga is a writer/designer hybrid. She writes for her own blog, GameSkinny, and now the Mary Sue. You can find her on Twitter @kittentarantino.