A new wave of anti-GamerGate games is making their way to Steam, where they’re being played as a way to fight back against the hashtag.
According to the Steam Community page, “This week we’re rolling out our newest game: ‘Gamergate: Disgusting Gamer.’
It’s an action-adventure game where you play as a disaffected gamer and try to stop the harassment of women in the gaming industry.”
It’s an interesting idea, but one that might be more about bringing down the ire of gamers who aren’t exactly welcoming to women in gaming.
According the Steam community page, the game is “inspired by the Gamergate controversy,” and its premise is that “a man named Nathan Grayson is a self-described ‘misogynist.'”
The description of the game goes on to state that “Nathan Grayson’s life has been forever changed by the events of Gamergate,” which the description describes as a “social justice movement.”
The description also makes clear that the game “is for people who feel uncomfortable with the social justice movement’s views,” which makes it sound like a more moderate form of anti -GamerGate activism.
The Steam community has previously published a list of games that will be added to the game store in the next few weeks.
Among them are titles that include The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Bioshock Infinite, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
This article has been updated with information about a new game coming to Steam.