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Camp and Buried: Queer perceptions of queer tropes and stereotypes in games.
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The state of queer representation in games is poor, and queer consumers are growing increasingly vocal in their demands for nuanced portrayals. This thesis investigates how queer players perceive the tropes and stereotypes commonly used to portray them in games. By sorting through existing representation and using the most common tropes found, this study created two example characters which were represented both narratively and visually. These characters were then the subject of a study of 29 participants. The comments and opinions of these 29 participants were then analysed to find a largely negative consensus which is chiefly concerned with making portrayals less tragic. From this, this study proceeds to analyse the desires of queer consumers and contextualize them in relation to a world which still actively oppresses them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Queer, video games, representation, LGBT, tropes, stereotypes
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Gender Studies Other Computer and Information Science Media Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17119OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17119DiVA, id: diva2:1326147
Subject / course
Media, Aesthetics and Narration; Media, Aesthetics and Narration
Educational program
Computer Game Development - Graphics; Computer Game Development - Game Writing
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Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-17 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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