A few of our staff recently attended a conference, where we learned all about the independent movement of video games against violence. Games have typically been made by and for white, cisgender men. Because of the ways society teaches men how to express their feelings through violence and disrespect women, we see a lot of domestic, physical, sexual, and verbal violence in mainstream games. Examples of this include: Grand Theft Auto, where players are encouraged to use the services of sex workers and then murder them to get their money back; the game Rapeplay, which needs no explanation; and Fable 3, where you can win a Henry VIII achievement for killing 2 of your spouses. To work against this violence, we have a list of anti-violence video games to play, and introduce to your friends, children, or coworkers.
ANTI-VIOLENCE GAME ROUNDUP
The Room Beneath the Rafters
Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story
Decisions That Matter
What It Is Quiz Game
Teen Dating Violence
Many great games and resources through Jennifer Ann's Group
Pic'd- Kids Help phone
Consent Education & Healthy Relationships
That's Not Cool
Trauma & Survivorship
Get the most updated list at www.kenziegordon.com. Let us know what you think!