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Beautiful Escape Dungeoneer: On Gender Ambiguity in a Binary Paradigm

Reposted from PopMatters Moving Pixels.

Note: Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer features disturbing themes including abduction, torture, mutilation and rape. Read with caution.

Whatever else may be said about Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer, it’s an experience which sticks with you. I don’t ascribe this to good writing so much as a great hook with tolerable writing supporting it, but if there is one area where the narrative and characterization grabbed me utterly, and put me at odds with the reviews for the game I had encountered, it’s in the character Daily.

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