Jill has a crush on her boss, Dana, and, predictably, so do I. She also has an ex-girlfriend that’s a whole tropey plot of its own. There’s a gay biker boy and a lesbian veterinarian who works at a company owned and run by dogs.
A sweet, exciting RPG that’ll give you warm fuzzy feelings and non-binary heart eyes for days.
It’s also just so great to see a major games developer consistently shrug off the idea that a protagonist has to be a white man somewhere between CW Love Interest and CW Hot Dad in age whose character development can be deduced by counting the number of grey hairs in his angst-stubble.
Brave New World, is a beautiful fever dream; it’s a gift to queer gamers, an eerily accurate depiction of what it’s like to be a teenage girl just starting to figure out that, hey, maybe you like girls.
Today in this game I resisted the thrall of a spooky scarecrow, employed a phishing scam to talk my way through an enchanted door, rescued a chicken’s beloved egg from demons, and lured a rat with food so it would sit still long enough for a turtle to confess her love to it.
Nothing is straightforward about Senua’s journey.
This is, essentially, the best angst fanfiction I have ever read.
Sonic Mania isn’t just heavy on nostalgia; it’s a really good video game.
In this world, Nat and Bert are women with their own unique flaws and strengths that have nothing to do with the fact that they are queer. They argue and they kiss and they laugh and they care very deeply about each other, all while trying to save the day in a life or death situation.
Each party member has different strengths (like big, powerful demon dreamboat Jodariel can wreck opponents but is very slow, or sweet; nervous doggo Rukey is fast as heck but not great on defense).
Dream Daddy is the game where you can not only be your own Daddy, you can date the Daddy of your dreams as well. This game was made for me.
There are characters with different racial backgrounds, characters with disabilities, characters with a variety of body types and sexual orientations. It doesn’t seem forced or unnecessary; it feels totally natural, like a reflection of the world around us.
This is the opposite of the games I usually play and it is a very welcome break. There is no plot. I AM the plot.
You are sure that you are marching each Finch toward their death, and you want to do something different, but these stories have already been written.
The world can only be described with that upside down smiley face emoji; here are some apps that make like the 20th century Dadaist movement had smartphones.
I died a lot of times! I also collected every piece of trash I ever saw, turned myself into a bottle of whiskey to sneak into a narrow doorway, and accidentally recycled a few crew members into organic materials. I regret maybe that last thing, but very little else. This is a good game.
Taking on a virtual vineyard in “Terroir” turned out to be the best way to cope with 2017.
So basically, in summary, they took all the things you were afraid of as a child and they made a four-hour-long game that I recommend.
These games were low or no-cost investments for me that have yielded hours of forgetting exactly how bad things are right now.
Whether through choices in game design or getting to know other queer attendees, many of us found Train Jam to be an amazing opportunity to express our identities, learn new skills, and build valuable community.