Hello! My name is Adanna, and I am a games writer, narrative designer, developer, and researcher. I have experience in both writing and scripting content for games. I love to write character-driven stories focused on queer people of color and I document my personal games and stories on my Medium! Feel free to contact me for my resume and rates.
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My research focuses on studying the intersection of digital environments, human behavior, and marginalized identities, such as race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, mainly through the context of video games.
Abstract Excerpt: Although understudied, microtransactions are becoming widespread in games, especially for the purchase of aesthetic variation in-game. In this paper, we review literature around representation in games and purchasing practices tied to player racial identity to provide insight on how in-game racial representational options and microtransactions may impact purchasing practices of players of diverse racial backgrounds.
Abstract Excerpt: Microtransactions are the purchasing of in-game items in video games, often using real money. Through microtransactions, game players can obtain a type of cosmetic called 'skins' that change the physical appearance of playable characters. Considering the default 'skin' in many games is that of a white male, there are various psychosocial and economic costs that may be extended to players of color when attempting to select skins for their avatars.
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