A game about the lengthy, boring road back from invasive surgery. Try to maintain your patience and manage your pain as you pass long hours in your living room waiting for your body to heal. But no matter how tedious your life becomes, make sure not to overextend yourself! Made for Global Game Jam 2020 with Jess Marcotte and Kalervo Sinervo.
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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Jess on GGJ 2018
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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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.