The gaming industry is particularly conducive to a culture of misogyny and sexual harassment, Ms. Gordon said, because straight white men have “created the identity of the gamer as this exclusive property.” When women, people of color or L.G.B.T.Q. people try to break into the industry, she said, the “toxic geek masculinity” pushes back in ways that often lead to sexual abuse and bullying.
Gaming studios are often reluctant to defy those fans, Ms. Gordon said, but recently it has become clear that there is a demand for a variety of video games that appeal to all types of people, which requires more diversity among game designers and could necessitate changes in the industry.
So all the people who are not cis white males should band together to write games for all the people who want games written by non-cis-non-white-non-males.
After all, there’s a market for it, it’ll fly off the shelves, right?
Capital won’t be a problem either as all investors will see the market to be addressed as well.