The first-person action-adventure video game, “Inside Game,” was released in October 2016, and it has garnered more than two million downloads on the App Store.
“Inside,” the game’s title, is based on the popular book by Amy Chua, and is a tale of two lesbians who stumble across a man and a woman who share the same love for each other.
The game’s creator, Anita Sarkeesian, created the game as a platform for the feminist movement and also as a way to highlight the importance of women in the video game industry.
The book, “Feminist Games: The Feminist Revolution and the Battle for Your Mind,” is the basis for the game, and Sarkeesians blog has detailed her research into the game.
While the game is not the first video game to use an interactive storytelling device, it is the first to do so in a way that has been praised by critics and has been downloaded more than 15 million times.
“The game is a great example of a very different kind of story game: one that celebrates the power of empathy and compassion,” says Amy Chuea, a professor of communication and public engagement at NYU.
“It’s not a game where you kill your way through every last person.
You get to meet their love interest, their boyfriend, their friend, their husband.
The story isn’t about how to kill them, it’s about how you can meet their passion for them.”
Inside Game has also received a wide range of critical praise from journalists, including Mashable and The Verge.
Sarkeesi has also garnered more mainstream attention for her efforts to promote female creators through a website, Feminist Frequency.
Sarosseyan, who is also a professor at NYU, created Inside Game after discovering Chua’s book in her research.
“Amy’s work has helped me understand the ways in which games are built on empathy, and how to do better with them,” Sarkeesia said in a statement.
“I was inspired by the book to create an interactive narrative game, ‘Inside Game,’ to help me understand how to build games that empower women and empower our communities.”
The game is available for iOS and Android, with its release set for May 2017.
“As a queer woman and a game developer, it struck me how valuable this type of story-telling could be for all of us to understand,” Chua said in an interview with The Guardian.
“That was one of the things that inspired me to create Inside Game: the idea of telling stories of people who are different than us and our struggles.”