I’ve been a long time fan of the Nancy Drew video games series released by HER Interactive. In their latest edition Sea of Darkness, HER introduced it’s first LGBTQ character in the form of Dagny the Treasure Hunter. There is nothing stereotypical about her character or actions. We only find out that she is LGBTQ when, upon snooping through her cellphone (as Nancy does) we discover texts that reference her life partner Allison. The fact that she is LGBTQ has no bearing on the game. She is just there, being herself.

I don’t think this is a one off either. During the end sequence it was strongly hinted that Dagny will appear in future games in one form or another. I also hope this is a continuing trend for HER Interactive to include a more diverse cast in their games.