i’ve been saying for a while now that supposedly lgbt-friendly game developers like bioware only see queer people (lgb people, at least) as consumers. nothing could make the point more clearly than bioware’s decision to add gay romances to star wars: the old republic – on a single planet in the galaxy, which players have to pay for the privilege of visiting. pay to enter a dystopian future where queers are exiled to a far-off, backwater planet!
my usual spiel is to talk about how the only real queer representation we’re going to see in games is going to come from queer people making their own games and telling their own stories. and wouldn’t you know it, porpentine and merritt organized a twine jam for this weekend! and i was just this same weekend freed from a terrible obligation that’s been sapping a lot of my creative time and energy.
so i made a game, my first in a while.
EDIT: you can download the twine source for HUNT FOR THE GAY PLANET here.