A SOCIAL media campaign has failed to change the minds of Nintendo game creators to include gay relationships with the English edition of the game Tomodachi Life.

The game, which was released in Japan last year, is a personalised virtual living game where the characters are intended to be a representation of the gamers real life.

It allows the player to create personalised characters, give it a name, a personality and have relationships.

Facebook page Miiquality was created to seek equality and gay representation as the game does not allow characters to engage in same-sex relationships.

Tomodachi Life is described by Nintendo as a game about “your friends, your drama, your life.” In a YouTube promotion, it also says you can “give Mii characters items, voices and personalities, then watch as they rap, rock, eat doughnuts and fall in love.”

The game creators from Nintendo said in a statement that “Tomodachi” was the Japanese word for “friend”.

“Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of Tomodachi Life,” the statement said.

“The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation.

“We hope that all of our fans will see that Tomodachi Life was intended to be a whimsical and quirky game, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary.”

 

 

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