“Recently, we Queer Game Studies scholars have heard from a growing number of researchers and students interested in embarking on work related to queer issues and video games. How exciting! However, since this area is so new, we’ve found that many well-meaning folks overlook or are unaware of the wealth of writing on queerness and games that already exists.
To help promote a conscientious community of scholarship around Queer Game Studies, we offer this “101” — a handy introduction to the field as it stands in mid-2016. Whether you are embarking on Queer Game Studies research yourself, putting together a syllabus, or looking for a presenter or contributor to speak about queerness and games, we hope you’ll look into this outstanding work.” – Queer Game Studies 101
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.