The Kickstarter-funded adventure game Read Only Memories released yesterday and is getting attention as both a quality adventure game with excellent writing, and as a game that is helping usher diverse characters and themes onto the average player’s radar.

The thing about Read Only Memories is that it’s not a gay game, it’s a game that happens to have gay characters. You know, kind of like real life. Games featuring gay themes is not a brand new concept, but as is often the case when a norm-breaking idea is first introduced, many of these games have dwelled on their gayness and made it the focus of the experience, at least when being promoted.

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Greg Micek has been writing on and off about games since the late nineties, always with a focus on indie games. He started in 2000, which was one of the earliest gaming sites to focus exclusively on indie games.

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