Robot Slow Dance

A two-player animatronic diorama game contained entirely inside of a briefcase. Reminiscent of a cuter version of “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots”, players control a pair of robots who, rather than fighting each other, slow dance to a MIDI version of a popular 80s song and have an awkwardly flirty procedurally-generated conversation about robot-related topics. It is not intended to be a game anyone can “win” so much as a silly, playful exploration of the queerness of non-human relationships, very much inspired by my own confusing experiences of trying to date while neurodivergent and trans.

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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.

Buy for Win/Mac/Linux

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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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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Coffee: A Misunderstanding

A queer and socially awkward interactive play about the weirdness of online friendships that aren’t really friendships, set in the midst of a fan convention called AwesomeCon. Two audience volunteers are called up and asked to read from a mobile device, which dynamically displays dialogue lines and stage directions. Meanwhile, two additional audience volunteers are given a mobile device on which they can select from a menu of choices that appear at key decision points in the story. It’s a combination of multiplayer Choose Your Own Adventure and improv theatre, resulting in a play experience that’s every bit as awkward as the story it’s trying to tell.

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Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!”

In this unique and offbeat stop motion musical detective adventure game, Dominique Pamplemousse, the titular protagonist, is a down-on-their-luck private investigator of ambiguous gender only one rent payment away from homelessness. When the CEO of a major record company shows up asking Dominique to locate a missing pop star, taking the job appears to be the straightforward thing to do. However, as things are never quite as they seem in these kinds of stories, Dominique winds up framed for a crime they didn’t commit, bringing to surface their mysterious past and the events that led them to take up shady detective work in the first place.

Oh, and did I mention it’s a musical? With singing and everything?

Buy for Win/Mac

Short Games

Smaller projects, made for game jams and other short timelines.

Rest Rest Convalesce
(with Jess Marcotte and Kalervo Sinervo)
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Polished: an intensely relaxed nail salon experience
(with Kalervo Sinervo and Rebecca Goodine)
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Mx. Dressup
(with Jess Marcotte)
Play online
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Transgalactica: A Tune Your Own Adventure
(with Jess Marcotte)
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#nofilter
(with Jess Marcotte, Serena Fisher, and Diana Lazzaro)
Play online
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CHESS FOR MEN
Play online
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OPPRESSION OLYMPICS 2K16
(with Jess Marcotte and Sarah Fay Girard)
Play online
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Most Sincere Greetings, Esteemed One
(with Jess Marcotte)
Play online
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Fitzwilliam Darcy’s Dance Challenge
Download for Win/Mac/Linux

Conversations We Have In My Head
Download for Win/Mac/Linux

Interruption Junction
Play online
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Old Stuff

Some stuff I made when I was a tiny baby game designer.

Life Flashes By
Download for Mac
Download for Windows

The Little Girl Nobody Liked
Play online

BLEARGH: A Holiday Greeting
Play online

Des Rêves Élastiques Avec Mille Insectes Nommés Georges
Download for Windows

Pigeons in the Park
Download for Windows

Chivalry is Not Dead
Download for Windows

When We Were Kids
Play online

Facetious Nonsense
Play online

The Game That Takes Place on a Cruise Ship
Download for Windows

The Interview
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Cubert Badbone, P.I.
Download for Windows