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July 19, 2013


Illustration: Lara Croft, protagonist of Tomb Raider: Underworld
Lara Croft, protagonist of Tomb Raider: Underworld
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Lindsay Morgan Lockhart works as a game developer and narrative designer on the Halo franchise. She’s been playing video games since she was a little girl, and discovered early that there's gender trouble for female players, designers, and even characters. 

She tells host Dick Gordon about creating a strong female game character only to have the final product represented as cartoonishly sexy and in need of rescue. 

“I'd love to get to a place where women don't exist to be sexualized in games,” she says. “But at the moment I'd even take more games with female protagonists.”

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