Digital Diversity: All Walls Must Fall

  Location: Berlin Date: November 2089 – The Cold War Technology allowing the manipulation of time has resulted in the Cold War never ending; with each move to bring it to some kind of conclusion endlessly countered and preventing a break in the stalemate. The people have lived for decades in the knowledge that the…

Hacking Out Of Binary: Day Zero

Date: 14th May, 2018 Subject: 30yo, non-binary Event: Firmware Replacement It’s Day Zero. I’ve been pushing for this day for a while now. The first solid step in my non-binary transition. Today I start replacing my hormones. The process of beginning hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in Sydney is confusing. There’s a lot of misinformation, most…

Digital Diversity: Rainbow Cafe

In the great cafe of life our experiences count for a lot. In this space we mingle, enjoy the company of others and learn from their wisdom and life lessons. In the Rainbow Cafe things are more specific. Alayna M Cole and Dakoda Barker have created a space where we get to talk to others…

Digital Diversity: Nadia Nova

Seducing an awkward Dragon? Returning lost plantlings to their family? Making breakfast for your partner? Cleaning a messy bedroom? Developing relationships? These are all elements in amazing short games developed by Nadia Nova. Games that heavily represent trans issues, romance and downright adorableness. Creating experiences that are heavily based on context and emotion Nadia is…

Digital Diversity: That Boy Is A Monstr

Dating can be tough, and being trans in a too-often ignorant world can be really tough. Coming out to your date as trans…well that can be a challenge too difficult to put into words. Unless you’re Sav Ferguson. Then you create That Boy Is A Monstr; a narrative text-based game about a trans man’s experiences…

Digital Diversity: The Trans Zone

“You’ve travelled to the Trans Zone and begun the quest in becoming True To Yourself™.” Created by PewkaPew & YoShellShell The Trans Zone takes the player on a life-altering journey that many embark upon, but is often misunderstood or demonised by the wider world; that of transition itself. To discard a gender assigned at birth, to become…

On CheckPoint And Why I Care

In my life the most important lesson I’ve learned is that I’m not alone. Gaming has always been a part of my life… Being born in the late 80’s I grew up with video games. My youth was spent playing text games, point-and-click adventures, platformers and puzzle games that were forming the backbone of the…