In the mirror, I saw a scrawny, hollow-eyed girl dressed in ill-fitting boys’ clothes, a parody of a parody of masculinity. But in the screen, I saw myself made strong, confident, fearless, perfect.
“Some people don’t like how many queer characters or NPCs are in our campaign, or when either of the women on the show talk too much. Anyone feminine in our society is still expected to be quiet, subservient, and apologetic. Of course I’m not going to make myself or my character more palatable for anyone else’ sake.”
Combat the doldrums by painting tiny people and buildings!
Limbo looks adorable, but it’s a haunting 2-D puzzle game with a dark mystery and a bizarro ending.
“I am not a genius. In fact I am no longer 100% certain that I’m even a human?”
My favorite card games to play with queers in parks and bars in honor of the brand new Oregon Trail card game.
“Over here, in our tiny corner of the internet, I want us to stand in solidarity with the witch who wouldn’t burn, the one who triumphed in her way over G-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Long Live Zoë Quinn; best of luck as she levels up.”
I went on the hunt for great text-based games. That’s when I found the “Choice of” game series by developer Choice of Games, LLC.
All these games elicited a “hnnnnngggg” noise from me, whether I played them or I just want to play them. What’s on your 2015 Hnnnnngggg List?
Even if you’re not a role player, We Were W.A.S.P. eases you into it—and provides a context for processing history, gender and other tough issues.
“[Being a queer woman of color gamer] affects me in wanting to see more representation for queer brown women, it informs my agenda to be seen as the hero, not just the throwaway character, first to get killed or the joke.”
Caroline Sinders chats with us about what it’s like when SXSW cancels a panel about harassment because of harassment.
People look at babies and read: pink = girl, blue = boy, other colors and no hairbow? Just ask! Or assume. “Oh what long eyelashes on your beautiful little girl!” Follow me into this cultural critique game and be prepared to get a little uncomfortable.
Slam City Oracles is a local two-player computer game that let’s you come in like a wrecking ball. It’ll be out on September 1st—here’s a sneak peak and a review.
There’s a new trend in videogame town, and high school drama/time-traveling game Life is Strange is the best of the lot.
Hey there, friends! Come on into this Gayme Corner, let’s play some games and get to know each other a little.
What happens when you mix technology and table top games? These apps! And these games!
This week, The Internet Archive (same folks responsible for the Way Back Machine), released over 2,000 classic DOS games that we can all now play for free on the internet. Cue everyone’s productivity coming to a screeching halt.
Don’t have a gift for the gamer in your life just yet? Luckily all these games are digitally delivered, YAY PLANNING!
GamerGate is about shitting all over women; let’s feel nauseous about it together.
On the harassment and hate speech directed toward women on the internet.