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Name Change Announcement

I am changing the name I go by publicly to Dietrich Squinkifer. (You may, of course, still call me Squinky, and in fact, I encourage you to do so.) Since coming out as genderqueer, I’ve had a complicated relationship with … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Darcy’s Dance Challenge (and other updates)

I have released a new game! It is an irritatingly difficult, yet extremely silly, ballroom dancing simulator called Fitzwilliam Darcy’s Dance Challenge, based on the popular leading man from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Grab it on itch.io! Also on … Continue reading

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The rest of my year…

In just 3 days, I’ll be moving out of Santa Cruz and going off on some new and exciting adventures! First off, I’ll be making a week-long stopover in Portland to see friends, followed by another week and a bit … Continue reading

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Conversations We Have In My Head

I’ve released a new game, called “Conversations We Have In My Head”. It is on sale for the price of “whatever you want” (including free) on my new favourite videogame storefront, itch.io. Many of us have voices in our heads … Continue reading

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Summer Activities

Earlier this month, I finished a Digital Arts & New Media MFA at UC Santa Cruz! I’m surprised by a) how quickly it went, and b) how much I managed to get done and how much my life changed in … Continue reading

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Tentacles Growing Everywhere: An Adventure in Awkward Alien Adolescence

Puberty is weird and awkward, especially when you happen to be a tentacled space alien! In this incredibly queer mashup of Judy Blume, Babysitters Club, and pulpy sci-fi, join three childhood friends — Charlie, Jace, and Valentine — as they … Continue reading

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So You’ve Been Called Out: A Handy Guide to Receiving Social Justice-Related Criticism on the Internet

Happy Monday! I wrote a new, non-fiction interactive Twine piece called So You’ve Been Called Out. Here is my “artist’s statement” of sorts about it, directly from the piece itself: I see people writing about “callout culture” a lot, and … Continue reading

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