Opening Up To Digital Diversity

In a year that has been particularly difficult for those in the LGBTQIA+ community it has been an important personal goal that I do something for the positive representation for queer gaming. And thus in March 2018 Digital Diversity was launched as a way to get games made by queer creators out there and let…

Digital Diversity – Hardcoded (Explicit)

Content Warning: The below interview contains sexual & kink references, imagery and pixel art nudity. As such only continue if you are of adult age. Preface: I’ve been wanting to review the below game, Hardcoded, for a while now but haven’t been able to adequately put into words how I feel about how the games industry…

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…

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 Planet 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…

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…