A hidden brothel in Divine Divinity contains male and female sex workers who may be hired by the main character (who players can choose to be either male or female). Head of Larian (the game’s developer) said of this option: “We’ve always been very gender neutral in the Divinity games….We don’t see ourselves as the ones making that choice for players. If players make that choice, we offer the system of rules and an environment and a world that tries to be consistent within itself” (Grayson, 2014).
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Divine Divinity (2002): Sex Workers
Divinity: Dragon Commander (2013): Gay Marriage Policy Decision; Scarlett
Divinity: Original Sin (2014): Player Characters’ Affinity/Affection; The Star Crossed Lovers; Sex Workers (/“Sex” “Workers”)
- Grayson, Nathan. (2014, March 5). Larian On Near Closure, Divinity’s Future, Gender Parity. Rock Paper Shotgun. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/03/05/larian-on-near-closure-divinitys-future-gender-parity/
- Matt P. (2007, March 24). Divine Divinity Character Development FAQ. GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/371215-divine-divinity/faqs/47588
- Stabby_The_Clown. N.d. Divine Divinity Part 86: You really CAN get ANYTHING at Leptine’s General Store!. Let’s Play Archive. http://lparchive.org/Divine-Divinity/Update%2086/