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Video: The 'damsel in distress' trope in modern indie games

August 2, 2013 | By Mike Rose

The third part of Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter-funded Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series explores how modern indie and mobile games have perpetuated the "damsel in distress" trope in video games.

Sarkeesian calls out games like Spelunky and Fat Princess for their depiction of women, and notes that other indie titles inspired by classic games of old, like Super Meat Boy and Fist Puncher, are allowing the trope to continue onwards in force.

She also discusses gender swapping hacks, and how the "dude in distress" is rarely equal to the "damsel in distress" trope. You can find a full transcript of the video at the Feminist Frequency website.

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