“This “archive” of LGBTQ video game content is meant to be a resource for researchers, journalists, critics, game designers/developers/publishers, students, gamers and/or people who play games and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the history of LGBTQ content in video games. Why “archive”? Well because this is not a traditional collection of primary sources that would be required for an Archive.
We are working on plans to create more robust Archive, but for now this is really a “curated collection of information about LGBTQ and queerly read game content.” As a title, however, that seemed unwieldy. Moreover, the invitation for researchers to use this as a starting place in their research evoked by “archive” was more useful than many of the alternatives we might have used. With future funding and space we hope to be able to make this more than an “archive,” but rest assured archivists we know this is not an Archive.” – LGBTQ Video Game Archive
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.