Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.
You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!
Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!
Thank you so much for the support everyone!
The team is extremely excited to see so much support for the diverse community that we are trying to build. Keep up the great work and get us out there!
I used to be really into MMOs like Maple Story, Puzzle Pirates, and Mabinogi where, the environment was really friendly for the most part and the gameplay wasn’t super serious, and offered a great way to hang out with your friends in a nice little virtual space that offered a game to play together.
This concept really reminds me of that style, so I’m definitely keeping an eye on the project. It’s pretty early in development but it could grow into something good.