here are some twine games about feminine empowerment i have played in the past few weeks. OH MY GODDESS, let us pause and reflect on the thing i just typed. here are some VIDEOGAMES ABOUT FEMININE POWER i have played IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. tomorrow’s my birthday, i’m turning thirty. i can think of no better birthday present than the amazing way twine is transforming the landscape of videogames.
sabbat is a game about transition: from powerless to powerful. it is one of the most euphoric games i have ever experienced. it starts by letting you choose what genitals you have, but that choice doesn’t dictate the protagonist’s gender. that alone is incredible.
all i want is for all of my friends to become insanely powerful is a game porpentine made for valentine’s day as a loveletter to all her friends, to queerness, to our ability to take back our lives and radically change ourselves and the world around us. beautiful.
positive space is an edutainment game merritt made about muffing, a sex act for trans ladies i have not had the courage to explore. it’s text intercut with excerpts from mira bellwether’s crucial “fucking trans women.” i like this format a lot, this educational collage.
at the bonfire is a game by finny, set at a party in the woods. it’s an exploration of a web of emotions, a tapestry of thoughts and feelings and meditations on an event it feels like the author was at – she calls the game “semi-fictional.” she made it for her sister.