Digital Diversity: Shrinking Pains

Content Warning: this interview contains references to eating disorders and mental health/illness Kaiju: Today I am talking to Gabriella (Ella) Lowgren about their visual novel Shrinking Pains. A narrative game created during Global Game Jam exploring anorexia from a semi-autobiographical perspective. Ella, please tell me about yourself and describe Shrinking Pains in your own words….

Digital Diversity: Secret Little Haven

Secret Little Haven is a game about old computers, community, creativity, fandom, gender, and the internet. Nostalgia and anime, gender and communication, fandom and community, Secret Little Haven isn’t just a game, it’s a dive into an almost-real other world of innocent passions and growing up trans. Built around a fictional operating system adorably familiar…

Hacking Out Of Binary: Flesh-Melding Update

Date: 14th July, 2018 Subject: 30yo, non-binary Event: Flesh-Melding Update (note: This was supposed to go up yesterday but I was too tired to move. So…. deal with it.) Two months on HRT and things are starting to ramp up; it feels like my body is under the ministrations of some flesh-melder, slowly tweaking things…

Digital Diversity: Keep It Together

Gosh, what is there to say about Keep It Together that I haven’t gushed about before? In June 2017 I first got to experience Fenreliania’s unique game of social interaction and the anxiety that it can bring at GX Australia. Since then the game has only gotten better and my pleasure playing it has gotten…

Digital Diversity: Escape From Pleasure Planet

Escape From Pleasure PlanetĀ is a glorious return to the hilarious and obscure adventure games of old, this time with stunning layers of gay culture. As Captain Tycho your mission is to traverse the galaxy in search of handsome-yet-dangerous criminals. Today’s dangerous mission: to arrest the dastardly criminal Maximillius Brutus. This rainbow warrior is going down…

Hacking Out Of Binary: DreamWeb

Date: 14th June, 2018 Subject: 30yo, non-binary Event: DreamWeb Update After a month on HRT there have definitely been a few noticeable changes; most of these have been along the psychological but there have been a couple of notable physical updates. This is of course just the beginning of the journey. Hacking out of binary…

Hacking Out Of Binary: Day 14 Patch

Date: 29th May, 2018 Subject: 30yo, non-binary Event: Waterworks Update It’s been two weeks now since I started Hormone Replacement Therapy to transition into a state that feels more comfortable and more me as a non-binary individual. Two weeks of rapid change physically and emotionally has me suspecting that this entire transition is going to…