Tackling the "Male as Default Character in Games” Problem

Posted on May 20, 2015

In preparation for the 2.0 release of Detective, I put together a new landing page for the game.

The image shown on the page is chosen by random on each page reload. This way, there is no “default” character.

Ideally I would like to add more (non-white) characters in a similar style. If you’re reading this and think you can pull off a drawing that would fit here, please let me know (via an email or a tweet).

As a side note, the illustrations I’m using are from oldbookillustrations.com.