Queer gamers launch Hogwarts Legacy alternative


A newly launched assortment of magic-themed video video games and different content material from queer creators guarantees “witchcraft and wizardry with out the transphobia, antisemitism, and alt-right grifters.”

Curated by gaming outlet KRITIQAL, the Trans Witches Are Witches gaming bundle was created in response to Friday’s vast launch of the “Harry Potter” online game Hogwarts Legacy. The extremely anticipated recreation has been marred with controversy because it was first introduced greater than two years in the past, resulting from “Harry Potter” creator J.Ok. Rowling’s outspoken views on the transgender group, which many have referred to as transphobic. 

Whereas Rowling was in a roundabout way concerned within the improvement of Hogwarts Legacy, in response to the sport’s official web site, the sport’s launch ignited protests and boycotts.

The Trans Witches Are Witches bundle contains 69 magic-themed video video games, tabletop video games, brief tales, zines, soundtracks and extra, together with What’s Incorrect With the Women’ Staircase, a recreation set in a college of witchcraft and wizardry, and “Casting Hearts,” a “visible novel about magic, anxiousness, and connection.” 

The bundle, which might be bought for $60 (across the similar value as the usual version of Hogwarts Legacy), raised greater than $120,000 as of Tuesday afternoon. A lower-price Apprentice Version bundle, which incorporates 66 gadgets for $10, raised an extra $15,000.

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