Just making things and being alive about it: The queer games scene

“How a growing group of independent developers is using video games to share the reality of their lives.

Lim is a simple game. It only takes a few minutes to play. You navigate a square through a minimal world. You have not been told what to do, so you just move through the maze. When you are alone in the corridors, you flash with all the colors of the rainbow. But before long, you start to encounter squares of different colors. They don’t like you. They ram you. They make progress near impossible. The screen shakes; the white noise is violently nauseating. Your only hope is to hold down Z to “blend in.” You turn brown near the brown squares; you turn blue near the blue squares.” – Read More.

Curator: Steve Wilcox

Steve Wilcox is an assistant professor in the Game Design & Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University where he researches & creates knowledge translation games. He is also the co-founder & former editor-in-chief of First Person Scholar.

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