When I told Tim and Seth (from Acagameia) that I wanted to talk about reproduction in video games for our Women’s Month podcasts*, both were at a brief loss. Reproduction in all its gross glory is not something that many people think about when they think of video games. Still, we all dove deep. At thirty minutes, the result can’t quite be considered “bite-sized” but we hope you enjoy it all the same.
Some highlights include:
- A discussion of birth control in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age Series
- Breeding mechanics in games like Crusader Kings II and Massive Chalice
- Mothers as horror figures in games like Parasite Eve and The Binding of Isaac
- Everyone trying to talk about reproduction around without using embarrassing words like “orgasm”
We hope you enjoy this labor of love (ha!) and join us next week as we talk about women to support on Patreon.
*It’s important to remember that reproduction is an important issue to many women, but it’s not part of all self-identifying women’s experiences