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…

Review: Existence by David Brin

After a bit of downtime it was time to roll out another review. This time for Existence by David Brin. I really loved this one, complex and deranged and all so much fun. Read the review and then read the damn book, it’s worth it.

Review: No Safewords – Edited by Laura Antoniou (NSFW Probably)

Fan-Fiction squared; that’s the best way to describe No Safewords, a new anthology of fan fiction based around Laura Antoniou’s BDSM themed series of novels The Marketplace. In the introduction to No Safewords Laura herself describes her series of works as fan fiction inspired by the works of John Preston, a writer and pioneer of…