when i die i’m going to invite everyone i know to my funeral. as you all take your seat in the gigantic cathedral i have booked in preparation, robotic belts slide out of the benches and secure you to your seat. many try to stand but are unable to. a gigantic screen lowers from the roof, and the priest steps to the side of the pulpit and kneels in supplication
this video clip starts playing. as the familiar notes kick in, many people find their seats warm. they’ve pissed themselves? they think. they haven’t done that since they were children. the fear sets in.
my coffin raises on tiny jets and ejects my body into the air where it’s shot and decimated with machine gun fire from the assembled nuns in the alcoves. my remains spray over the assembled congregation. the music continues.
Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
Hope you like it!
While Nintendo isn’t likely to do something like this themselves, It would fit just as excellently into its own original setting.
If you get an indie developer to do something with this, please bring me on board for concept art, tia.
newsnight is damn interesting tonight, scottish independence special talking about women’s issues
things girls are made to feel ashamed of-
- having periods
- choosing what they want to wear on their body
- wanting to/not wanting to have sex
- putting boys in the ‘friendzone’
- standing up against misogyny
- ruining a boy’s life by telling the police that he raped her
- having hair on their body
- not appreciating catcalls
- not appreciating chivalry
- having control over their own fucking body