The game's final episode released several months ago. This article has been in the works since then, going through many, many revisions. I wasn't able to find a home for it out in the freelance wilderness, but I think this viewpoint is an important one (and I swear I'm not saying that just because I wrote this!). Life is Strange won awards last year, even one for Games for Change. There are reasons why this game is a good one, but is it a force for change and diversity within games? I don't think so.
Music is a big narrative device in the game, which is why I was so disappointed to see only a couple of women involved with the music in the licensed soundtrack. This article looks at both the sexism in the games industry and the music industry. Read on at: http://www.carlysmith.net/blog/2016/3/31/when-male-voices-sing-the-stories-of-teenage-girls
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