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Gamer Girl Silently Cancelled?


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Whatever happened to this FMV game from Wales Interactive? I will not argue with anyone who says it is cringe because it actually is but since it is part of the Wales Interactive FMV sets and as a 'collector' myself the set feels incomplete without it. 


Searching for the video trailer and only one from an XBox fan channel has it, the rest are just savage reviews.  The trailer is not even on the Playstation's official YouTube channel anymore and most shockingly from the official Wales Interactive channel itself. At least the devs could have explained why? Questions about this game on Twitter are not even answered!


Okay got this from the web:

"Following considerable backlash, developer Wales Interactive and PlayStation have pulled the reveal trailer of Gamer Girl, which was revealed yesterday for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. And not long after its reveal, it was swallowed up in controversy. Despite being a smaller release from a smaller developer, Gamer Girl was quickly trending on Twitter as the Internet slammed and criticized the FMV game."


I guess it got silently cancelled indeed. Oh well, here is the trailer in case some of us missed it...



Here is the official statement from Wales Interactive:


"Gamer Girl is about the impact user comments and actions have on a streamer’s mental health and wellbeing. The reason why FMV Future created the game was to raise the issue of the toxic environment which can often appear online behind the anonymity of a username. Gamer Girl was co-written by Alexandra Burton, the lead actress who improvised the entire script. The research into the streaming content of Gamer Girl took 4 years and the dev team at FMV Future interviewed dozens of female streamers most of whom have experienced abuse of various kinds online — some have even shared their experiences during interviews within the game. Players start the game as one of Abi’s friends whom she trusts, and it is their job to make the channel a success but also to guide the stream to keep Abi in a positive frame of mind. Online abuse is real and is still happening every day — Gamer Girl seeks to raise awareness of this issue."


Oopsie, if Alexandra had invested her money in this project that has got to be a loss. Maybe the Epic Games store would want to distribute as a FREE game on their store?



Edited by Naps
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