Young racegoers play in a Minecraft tournament during Ascot Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert at Ascot Racecourse on August 9, 2014 in Ascot, England.
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By Dan Kedmey
April 28, 2015

Minecraft will debut a new default character this Wednesday, “Alex,” the first female to crack the game’s digital glass ceiling.

Alex will join Steve, the game’s male lead, as the only other default character available to Minecraft’s fans for free.

“Now, everyone loves Steve,” Minecraft’s Owen Hill explained on parent company Mojang’s official blog. “He’s probably the most famous minecrafter in the world, and has excellent stubble. But jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase.”

Hence, the introduction of Alex. “She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail,” Hill wrote.

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