One of the worst things someone can say to me when I’m on holiday is to ask me where I’m from.
A droplet of sweat falls from my brow. A quiver of anxiety wracks my body.
I’m from Wales, I think, They’re just gonna ask where in England that is…
Ignoring my instinct, I’ll probably tell them that I’m from Wales in the United Kingdom.
Silence falls. I stare them dead in the eye. Time slows down, and though the only thing I can hear is the thumping of my heart in my ears I can read their lips: “Where in England is that?”
Wales is a lovely, yet tiny and a considerably underrepresented country. It has given the world a wide array of poetry, music and literature (to name just some of the things we’re good at) yet I always feel as if it’s easier to just say I’m British than I’m Welsh, and this shouldn’t be the case.
In this Lyte Byte I’m going to look at Welsh representation in gaming to see how video games have done at representing Wales.