When filling out casting surveys, I asked people which gender character that they would like to play. Self-selection will be honored.
In the late 1980’s, there were a number of military restrictions that would have limited options for female characters on underwater vessels. I disobey these historical rules when writing. I am committed to making my female characters strong and giving them a voice that is applicable outside of romantic interests.
I have used race as part of my plots and settings in previous games because in the setting of those games, those plots made sense. For Sealab, it does not make sense to assign race to characters.