The player character is the protagonist of Moonrise and under the control of the player. Before the werewolf bite, the character had their own life, which the player can choose to continue or break away from. At the beginning of the game, the character lives in a city apartment with their best friend Rosario and are in their first year medical internship after graduating medical school with top honors. Depending on their choices, the player can learn more about the character’s personality and past.
Much about the player character is determined by the player, including specific sexuality. They have no default physical description. The text at the beginning of the game implies that the werewolf is taking over a malleable body that can be changed to whatever they like. This allows space for marginalized identities to easily fit themselves in the story. Short, fat, butch, brown—it’s all possible.
LGBTQ References in this game:
- Write up of game provided by Natalie Cannon.
- Cannon, N. (n.d.). Moonrise. Retrieved from https://www.choiceofgames.com/user-contributed/moonrise/#utm_medium=web&utm_source=ourgames