‘The apology made it worse’: Video game news platform slammed over Welsh jibes
A video game review news platform has been criticised after apologising for a joke about Wales, but then changing it to something that annoyed fans even more.
While covering the announcement of the video game Made of Sker, which is made by Wales Interactive and inspired by Welsh folklore, Push Square opened the review by saying “There are scarier things in Wales than the accent”.
After a backlash by fans they apologised and changed it to “there’s more to Wales than lovespoons and sheep, apparently”.
“I’d say that makes it worse,” Hannah Lewin replied. “It’s condescending.”
Games Wales, an organisation that champions game development in Wales, criticised the news platform, saying: “The updated headline and non-apology is still pretty lame, especially with the tweet still in circulation.”
Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror made by Wales Interactive, a video games company based in Pencoed near Bridgend.
The company’s owners and founding members are David Banner MBE, Managing Director and Richard Pring, Technical Director.
The game is set in a remote hotel with a macabre history, inspired by the story of Sker House near Bridgend.
According to the legend, the father of a woman called Elisabeth Williams locked her in a room of the house to prevent her from running off with her lover. Legend has it she died in that room of a broken heart.
“Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is a story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel.,” Wales Interactive said.