Woooo streaming today!

We're going to show off Masquerada, a game we saw at PAX West by Witching Hour games at 3pm CST twitch.tv/INeedDivGames A dark Venetian tale for the ages, featuring pause-for-tactics combat in an isometric RPG. Developed by Witching Hour Studios. Published by Ysbryd Games Unravel the facades enshrouding the city of Ombre in Masquerada, a … Continue reading Woooo streaming today!

Queer Characters: BioShock

Vorpal Bunny Ranch

N.B. I originally wrote this for GayGamer on March 24, 2011. GayGamer has since ceased to exist, so I am republishing this here, and will also do so with a few other pieces over the next few months.


Rapture is a failed dream–an attempt at utopia. Such political and philosophical ideals intrinsically have high aims, and when remaining in the realm of dreams and words on pages, often seem as if they are an ideal that will solve peoples’ problems. Unfortunately, a utopia starts falling apart as soon as human beings enter. Rapture then becomes a funhouse mirror, distorting an individual’s image by building on what was fundamentally there.

Which is to say, everyone in Rapture has their own insecurities and identity problems. For me, however, that came into sharp focus with the character of Sander Cohen. Much as with any character in BioShock, what can be gleaned from…

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UPDATE: Want to go to TwitchCon? We’ve got 4 pairs of weekend passes

Thanks to the amazing Hannah ACTUAL Flynn at Failbetter, we've got four pairs of TwitchCon passes for the whole weekend to give away! Passes must be taken in pairs. We'd love to get them in the hands of someone who might not be otherwise able to go, especially POC, LGBTQIA or other folks. Drop Hannah … Continue reading UPDATE: Want to go to TwitchCon? We’ve got 4 pairs of weekend passes

Signal Boost – Talk to Me, Visual Novel Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/836732297/talk-to-me-visual-novel/widget/video.html A plot-driven romantic visual novel with an LGBTQ+ cast that explores themes of mental health, loss, and identity. [BxG/B] About this project Talk to Me is a romantic Western Visual Novel.  [BxG, BxB] There are no typical "bad", "good" or “true” endings. Just endings.  Originally, Talk to Me (then named You Can Talk to Me) … Continue reading Signal Boost – Talk to Me, Visual Novel Kickstarter

.@GaymerX Call for programming submissions from our POC community members!

Call for more programming submissions from our POC community members! Only Four Days left to submit programming! Hi! I’m putting on my Diversity Liaison hat before I start waving at you for a moment of your time. GaymerX 4 is coming up this fall and programming suggestions are open until July 1st. Convention content comes … Continue reading .@GaymerX Call for programming submissions from our POC community members!

Sunday Loot: #GameJobs, Panels, & Celebrating Your Work!

Thanks for including ValorCon in this week’s Loot! ❤


Girls Make Games Art by @bitmoo & @castpixel

Happy Sunday, friends! We’re back again after a little hiatus to offer up more new and super exciting opportunities. So if you’re just settling in for a bite of lunch or winding down after a long weekend, let us catch you up on everything we saw in the gaming industry this past week!

From paid job offers to convention panels, so many people are looking to feature your amazing work and talents. It can be intimidating to jump into games, but even if you’ve never applied to something like this before, that’s totally fine. We believe in you and all the incredible things you’re doing!

As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from…

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Sunday Loot: How to Invite Everyone to Games

Thank you so, so much for including us in this week’s Sunday Loot @FemHype! ❤ ❤ ❤


Girls Make Games

Happy Sunday, friends! We’re super happy that you were able to join us again this week, especially since we put together another list of amazing opportunities. This is the spot where you’ll find all the new and exciting things that are happening in the gaming industry, whether it’s a job opening with a rad development team or a game jam where you’ll make new friends! The sky’s the limit here.

This round, we’ll be offering up a whole host of opportunities for you to get directly involved in a super awesome community. From scholarships to submissions, we’re confident that there will be something fun here for everyone. And if you decide to apply to any of these, let us know! We always love to hear about the amazing projects all our friends are working on next.

As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot

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Widowtracer: The Queer Ship Breaking All the Rules

Interesting thoughts on Widow/Tracer in Overwatch fandom. Awesome to see a F/F ship in games that didn’t have to come from the ether of fandom.



[Author’s Note: In regards to a few messages we’ve received! Blizzard hasn’t released any official statement regarding Widowtracer. This was my interpretation from what has been shown thus far.]

A major studio pretty much just confirmed a queer ship involving two women. Let me repeat that for those of you sitting in the back: a major studio just confirmedqueer ship involving two women. That’s an enormous, thrilling, and unheard of step forward not only for the games industry, but mainstream media at large.

I’m referring to the babes Tracer and Widowmaker of Overwatch fame, of course, who have all but effectively taken the Internet by storm. It’s rare for a ‘femslash’ ship to catch fire like this, though there are many, many reasons for that particular phenomenon. (Mostly thanks to the fact that men are categorically written with more nuanced stories, therefore strictly ‘slash’ ships have traditionally been…

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Read Only Memories is still looking for a VA!!

Hey y’all, @Midboss is still seeking a VA for Ramona! Seeking black VA’s for this role. Please read, apply and signal boost! Thank you so much!

I Need Diverse Games

Read Only Memories is still seeking a Voice Actor for Ramona Rogers! Women of Color VA’s strongly encouraged to apply.

Email: rombots+vo@midboss.com by Friday, January 22!

Things that help:

  • VO Demo Reel and/or resume
  • (Required) Audition of the character(s) that interest you using any or all lines provided (in .mp3, .m4a or .ogg format, download links preferred over file attachments)
  • (Required) Information on your recording capabilities (Do you have a home studio? Do we need to rent you studio time?)
  • If you have experience playing Read Only Memories!

Ramona Rogers

PalEqNgAge: 24. Race: Black (American). Gender: Female

Style Desired: Bubbly, highly animated, nerdy, tough.

  • Real-life magical girl
  • Filled with energy and fire
  • Enthusiastic, but sensitive and sentimental
  • The modern, cool otaku with tons of anime knowledge

Bio: A humble Hassy Bar owner by day, cybernetic magical girl by night? Maybe. She’s equipped with a gold cybernetic left arm and right…

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Re-edited episode of Games Critique as POC, Ep. #3



Original Shownotes:

Our fabulous guests! Katherine Cross, our dapper scholastic games critiquer extraordinaire whose work appears in Feministing and Gamasutra, next we have Tauriq Moosa, who loves the Witcher 3 while giving it a critical side eye, is wicked smart and writes for Polygon, Guardian, Daily Beast, Mary Sue, an and quite a few other places. Last but certainly not least, we have Austin Walker, who recently joined Giant Bomb, congrats on the newish gig! Apologies in advance for some audio issues. Technology turned on us mid-recording so there’s been some editorial finagling done to bring you this episode.


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