About

I'm Mitch Alexander, and I'm a Scottish graduate video game designer and journalist focusing on game culture, queer game design, personal indie games, and games criticism.

I graduated in 2014 with a First Class B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Game Design from GCU, and I've developed a number of games, including Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim, The Loch: A Scottish Fishing RPG, and Hypnagogue, as well as others, available to play at my itch.io page, or at the Arcade page on the wiki.

I'm a staff writer at GayGamer.net, one of the largest LGBTQ-oriented games culture sites, writing features, news, interviews and op-ed pieces on the intersection of LGBTQ identity and games, including the regular column, Queer Mechanic, examining how game mechanics and systems could be used to model and represent aspects of LGBTQ life. I've also written for the Scottish games site SquareGo, focusing on reader-friendly, accessible news, reviews and features, as well as the entertainment and pop-culture outlet BoxOfficeBuz, writing games news and updates. You can find a whole lot of my writing over on the Articles page!

I'm interested in games for social change, discussing and improving inclusivity and diversity in the games industry, exploring and experimenting with game design, weird games, personal games, fringe games, queer game design, LGBT issues in games, oddball comix & zines; I'm also interested in disparate other things that don't fit quite so neatly into a bio, like ghost stories. Or butterflies.

I have also released a digital zine, QUIJA READING GAMES, which examines the intersection of queerness, games, the occult, and Scottish identity.

As well as games, I have also exhibited digital photography work exploring anxiety and identity as part of the I AM… exhibition at the Virginia Gallery during Glasgay! 2013, showcasing the work of LGBTQ artists around Scotland; as well as being the creator behind "GGK", a 75-part compilation of horror-microfiction series about the otherworldly people, places and artifacts that make up a twisted supernatural history of Glasgow.

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