How to design a sci-fi heroine right

Morrigan submitted:

Thought it’d be interesting to show the design process by the artist at Zeboyd Games when he designed the heroine for their upcoming sci-fi RPG, Cosmic Star Heroine:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Gaming4Gamers/comments/2u7gt8/ama_with_zeboyd_games_indie_game_studio_behind/co5vaz6
Note here how he really put some thought into her outfit and how it fits the setting and story. And the result is fantastic, practical yet stylish and not “boring” at all:
What’s this? No gratuitous boob window in the outfit, no skin-tight latex that makes her look almost naked, no boobs-and-butt pose? Well, I’m shocked. 🙂  Thank you, Bill @ Zeboyd, for making Alyssa awesome without cheapening her with gratuitous sexification. <3

I love that based off the answer, Bill could probably talk all day about his character design decisions without ever needing to go into discussion of their sex appeal.  Probably one of the reasons why the alpha of the game shows so much promise.

– wincenworks

BABD officially on Steam and deviantArt!

Since bikiniarmorbattledamage​’s second and Female Armor Bingo’s first anniversary (March the 1st) approaches, we’re preparing a few surprises.
Till then, though, here’s a surprise for now: BABD now has official groups, run by us, on Steam and deviantArt! Feel free to join them!

Steam group, of course, comes with our own curator recommendation list. It’s still getting updated, but games collected there are the selection of ones that feature badass non-sexualized women warrior characters and/or defy the misogynist status quo in clever ways.
Basically what GamerGaters would never recommend on their list.

deviantArt group is focused on collecting any art (and/or journal entries) that criticize, make fun of or defy skimpy female armor. The gallery so far is sorted into those categories:

  • Parody
  • Sexy Male Armor
  • Positive Female Armor
  • Resources + References
  • General Commentary

If you know (or do) any anti-bikini armor art on dA, submit it to the group! Some of it might eventually end up on the blog (if it didn’t before ;D).

~Ozzie & – wincenworks