Video Games have become a mass medium with nearly half of all gamers being female. Despite the diversity of the gaming population, women still face harassment and marginalisation within the games community, partially because of the sexist way females are represented in many popular games. “The Sky Above Us” is a video game concept which seeks to demonstrate a better way of representing gender through storytelling and conscious character design. This animation is a short introduction to the the four main characters Ilma, Heratta, Valo and Lumi.
(In collaboration with animator Mick Lawrence)
Words by Dusan Tomic.