Runescape

  • Developer: Jagex
  • Publisher: Jagex
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: MMO RPG
  • Platform/s: PC (free)

When I first played Runescape so many years ago, I didn't realise that there was such a long history of gender diversity in the title. With the release of the quest The Light Within, and a transgender character named Angof, a spotlight was cast on the varied genders that have appeared throughout Runescape's lifetime. For instance, Wizard Jalarast determined that she did not wish to present as a man anymore and visited the Make-over Mage in order to change her gender presentation. And, on that note, the Make-over Mage themselves is confirmed to be genderfluid; in game, they are quoted as saying their 'name is Pete or Peta, depending on [their] mood'.