Spiritfarer dev apologises for ableist writing, pledges to fix storyline

Recently-released indie game Spiritfarer came under fire yesterday after some players said it contained ableist writing within one of its storylines – and now developer Thunder Lotus has issued an apology.

The criticism was focused on a particular storyline that suggested a wheelchair-using character could only be free in death, which critics said perpetuated the idea that “being dead is better than disabled”.

Thunder Lotus has now said it agreed with the points made, and issued a statement to address the problems with the writing.

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