Shadowrun series (reboot)

A diverse group of masc, femme and gender ambiguous looking characters with elf like features.
  • Developer: Harebrained Schemes
  • Publisher: Harebrained Schemes
  • Year: 2013 – 2015
  • Genre: Strategy RPG
  • Platform/s: PC, iOS, Android

The world of the Shadowrun series is littered with characters of diverse sexualities and genders, normalised as NPCs and side characters that you encounter on your adventures. Queer backstories allow you to understand why characters respond to situations in particular ways. Although romantic relationships of all sorts are limited in Returns due to the game's focus on family bonds, there are a number of same-gender relationships referenced in Dragonfall.

Gender is represented in interesting ways, with many characters not adhering to typical tropes of femininity and masculinity. Katherine Cross discusses this representation further on Feministing.