Dead by Daylight aims for more LGBTQIA2+ representation with first gay character

Behavior Interactive has explained how it’s aiming for more LGBTQIA2+ representation in Dead by Daylight with the game’s first gay character: David King.

“Today, we’re pleased to confirm that Dead by Daylight can officially celebrate the game’s first gay character: David King,” Behavior Interactive says.

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Behavior Interactive describes LGBTQIA2+ players as a “cornerstone” of the Dead by Daylight community, adding, “The fact that our character roster did not openly feature any confirmed LGBTQIA2+ representation was something we have been determined to change. Upon consulting extensively with the GaymerX organization , who shared their expertise at integrating LGBTQIA2+ themes into established games, we felt confident in our chosen direction.”

David King is included with Tome 11: Devotion. “Since his introduction in Dead by Daylight’s fifth Chapter A Lullaby for the Dark, which released in July of 2017, David quickly became a fan-favorite,” the devs say. “Currently occupying a comfortable top ten position as one of the realm’s most-played Survivors, it’s not uncommon to feel David’s presence in any given trial. And while a fragment of his pre-Fog life was revealed in a previous Archive, there remains much to uncover.” This leads to his appearance in Tome 11: Devotion with the Importance of Being King memory, where we “gain a deeper insight into a new side of David’s character, one that explores a deep personal connection and expands the scope of his backstory.” Tome 11 also involves memories from The Twins with Side by Side Forever and House of Arkham.

“To our community that identifies as LGBTQIA2+, and our entire community at large, a resounding thank you for everything,” the Dead by Daylight team concludes. “We have greatly appreciated hearing your own stories, discovering what resonates with you, and experiencing the harrowing, horrifying, and occasionally hilarious world of Dead by Daylight together.”

Tome 11 becomes available for Dead by Daylight today.

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