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There weren’t really any dressup doll games in existence that helped us feel at home in our bodies, so we made one of our own! Featuring a huge pile of clothes to rummage through (including an octopus costume that I own in real life and a cat who’s suspiciously amenable to being worn as clothing) and a MIDI version of “Vogue” by Madonna to strike a pose to. Made for Global Game Jam 2019 with Jess Marcotte.
You are a trans person hurtling through space in a tiny spaceship and listening to a radio. Follow the trail of broadcasts from T.R.A.N.S. (the Trans Radio Artists’ Network in Space) to find them and join them. Made for Global Game Jam 2018 with Jess Marcotte.
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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.
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.
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.
Hey, kids! Do you ever feel like if you don’t speak up — and speak up often — you’ll literally disappear? Do you ever feel like if you do speak up, everything you have to say is trivial and pointless and no one cares? If so, you’ll love Interruption Junction, a short one-button conversation game about being lonely in a group of people! If not… well, I envy you.
But anyhow: click repeatedly or mash the spacebar to interrupt.
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?