A game about the tough task of being a woman

Sign up to receive each week’s Playlist e-mail here! Also check out our full, interactive Playlist section. Perfect Woman (Xbox One) BY PETER LU & LEA SCHÖNFELDER Perfect Woman is about the impossible performances of being a woman. It takes you from the first breath to the last in the life of a woman, making a number of decisions that affect the trajectory of her life along the way. But it’s not just the choices you make that determine her fate: each step in her life is followed up by a performance of that role, the Xbox’s Kinect tracking your full-body movement as you…

Perfect Woman

An Xbox game about the difficult performance of being a woman comes out soon

Gender norms are a pain. For women, it means that every day there’s a pressure to conform to certain standards of living that don’t always match up with our personalities. We’re told to straighten our hair. Use makeup. Wear long dresses. Don’t become videogame journalists. These are just a few of the ways society has talked down to me personally, telling me what to do and how to live my life. Dealing with that pressure to conform is awful, and it can cause major stress down the road. Perfect Woman is a tongue-in-cheek game about the ways in which women are…


Robin Arnott: "The indie scene is still almost completely made up of white dudes"

Quoth a white dude in the indie scene. In specific, this was the response that the developer of SoundSelf and Deep Sea gave to the infamous question: “What do you think of the current state of the indie scene?” Well, he thinks its doing okay, besides not living up to the facade of inclusivity: But I’m a white dude. And the Indie Scene is still almost completely made up of white dudes. It’s very difficult to tell if the work we’re doing to be more inclusive is actually working, or more or less just lip service.  And you’re right. We quoted from…