And on this day we wanted to remember impressive female characters from video games. Of course, there are quite a few such selections, but everyone can have a different perspective.
I, for one, am reminded of the charismatic test and cake lover GLaDOS from Portal.
But, generally, I prefer female character portrayal in the pure adventure genre rather than action-adventure (sorry, Lara and Aloy), such as Kara from Detroit: Become Human with her quest for self-identity.
And an interesting character doesn't have to be a protagonist. Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, for instance, is strong and charming even in the role of a MacGuffin (though she got to try the role of the protagonist in the second DLC).
Or you could think of the main female trio from The Witcher: Ciri, Triss, and Yennefer (though they're certainly not the only remarkable female characters in those games. Right, Philippa?)
Not sure if they can really be considered game characters though, they're majorly based on the books...
But it's not just the games, a lot of female developers work behind the scenes in the gaming industry itself. I would personally like to mention Jean Zee, art-director of Supergiant Games, the studio which brought us such games as Bastion, Transistor, and Hades. Jean is one of the main people behind the inimitable visual style of these games.
And, surely, there are a lot of good female characters that we just don't know or have forgotten about. And when, if not today, is the best time to remember them?