you used to be someone

You have no idea how long it’s been since you last set foot outside your cramped little apartment. You don’t really talk to anyone. You can’t focus on work. You barely have any appetite to speak of, literally and figuratively. Even casually reading Twitter makes you anxious.

Somehow, you thought moving to a new city would help you meet people you actually like. That you’d find fun activities to do and better opportunities all around. You used to be pretty good at faking your way around being a social butterfly. People actually seemed to like you, and the stuff you made and performed. But now? You can’t even remember being that person.

Maybe you should go outside. Maybe it will help.

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Dominique Pamplemousse and Dominique Pamplemousse in “Combinatorial Explosion!”

In this sequel to 2013’s breakout musical hit, Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!”, our favourite genderqueer private detective discovers that, through the power of multiple endings from the previous game, they have been cloned! Join the two Dominiques as they traverse surreal locations and interrogate increasingly bizarre characters in order to answer a very important question: which one of them is canon?

There is also plenty of singing. And feelings. And, of course, singing about feelings.

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DomPam2: Letting the cat out of the bag…
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The Truly Terrific Traveling Troubleshooter

A radically soft physical/digital hybrid roleplaying game about emotional labour and otherness, which fits entirely inside of a carry-on suitcase. One player takes on the role of the Troubleshooter and the other is a Customer with a trouble. Assisted by the Troubleshooter’s toolkit, the SUITCASE (Suitcase Unit Intended to Cure All Sorts of Emotions), the players work together to find a solution to this problem. Made with Jess Marcotte.

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OPPRESSION OLYMPICS 2K16

A cheesy sports game lampooning the idea of the “oppression olympics”, a term used to describe when people of different marginalized groups “compete” against each other in order to prove who’s more oppressed. For best results, gather together some friends around a single keyboard and button-mash as fast as you can. Made for GAMERella 2016 with Jess Marcotte and Sarah Fay Girard.

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Most Sincere Greetings, Esteemed One

A two-player physical game about greeting rituals and the awkwardness they sometimes produce. Each pair of players is asked to perform a set of procedurally-generated instructions for greeting one another, then taken to a page where they receive procedurally-generated feedback on how well (or poorly) they executed the greeting. Made for Global Game Jam 2016 with Jess Marcotte.

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Fitzwilliam Darcy’s Dance Challenge

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife, and that finding such a wife tends to involve a whole lot of dancing. Now, in this ballroom dancing simulator, you too can waltz your way into the heart of Mr. Darcy, the fabulously smouldering (and equally acerbic) leading man of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! Just make sure you don’t fall flat on your face in the process.

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