Gay Bear Video Game Lead Helps Promote Equality in Gaming

Fists of Awesome


With the subject of the representation of gay people in games high on our agenda right now, Nicoll Hunt – the developer behind side-scroller Fist of Awesome– has revealed that he always intended for the game’s lead to be gay.

According to Hunt, Fist of Awesome’s Tim Burr – who spends his days punching bears – would have been affectionately ‘outed’ at the very end of the game.

With updates, the game now ends with the player being able to choose the fiancee of choice. Read more at Bears and beards: Why Fist of Awesome almost launched with a gay lead