Darth Gaydar sounds like a great character.
The makers of Star Wars have been forced to unveil the first ever gay characters in its latest computer game.
Designers behind ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ have included a ‘gay’ planet called Makeb where male and female characters – and aliens – have same sex relationships.
The homosexual characters appear in the ‘Rise of the Hutt Cartell’ – a part of the role-playing game which can be accessed by gamers who pay for an expansion pack.
Players who enter the new level can exchange ‘flirtatious’ dialogue and enter into same-sex cyber ‘relationships’ with computer-controlled characters of the same gender.
To get to the gay planet, users must also have a powerful character – as the planet is populated by powerful monsters.
BioWare, the Canadian studio behind the game, say the characters have been introduced after pressure from gay fans.