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Monstrous Identity: Monsters and their LGBTQ Fans 04 Jun 2017 22:26 Originally posted 9 July 2015 @ GayGamer.net, accessed via archive.org.
The Craft of Game Design Serves One 18 Mar 2015 01:58 Discussing the "rules of the craft" in games and other media; how "best practices" in game design is seasoning to taste rather than objective technical excellence or mastery of a medium; and why creators belonging to marginalised groups disrupt this "normative taste".
Room to Breathe in Games and Play 24 Feb 2015 03:06 Exploring dens, private spaces, and room to breathe in game design through The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and merritt kopas' Soft Chambers project.
Why Wiki? 28 Jan 2015 01:34 Why use a wiki over a blog?
Quiet Queers: LGBTQIA+ Invisibility in Games 20 Oct 2014 20:31 The phenomenon of "quiet queers", who are conveniently silent on all matters of their gender or sexual identity, and how this can be a difficult problem especially for an LGBTQIA audience.
The Y Not? Game Jam 07 Sep 2014 12:11 Reporting on the #1ReasonToBe panel preceding Scotland's very first women-only game jam.
It's Hard Being Tomodachi With Corporations 30 Aug 2014 12:12 When the decisions that shape games are founded on and informed by profitability, it's no surprise that corporations will frequently ignore audiences they see as unprofitable.
Minecraft Monday #7: New Platform, New County! 11 Apr 2014 22:34 A sight-seeing tour of the new map Kentigern County, with a cliffside town, a plaza suspended over the sea, and a series of mysterious "lodges" hidden away in unusual locations…
Minecraft Monday #6: The Remediation of Remedy 04 Apr 2014 21:48 Questions are finally revealed in the final installment of "the little town of Remedy" arc. What's going on in the little town of Medicine? And just what happened to Father Scowell?
Minecraft Monday #5: The Fire in Remedy 04 Apr 2014 21:40 Calamity strikes in the little town of Remedy; the investigation goes awry, and we're introduced to a prominent new location…
Minecraft Monday #4: The Villager That Knew Too Much 04 Apr 2014 21:17 The plot thickens as an investigation turns up some interesting clues about the disappearance of Father Scowell…
Minecraft Monday #3: The Disappearance of Father Scowell 04 Apr 2014 21:05 The next installment of "The Little Town of Remedy" saga, when the town's priest disappears under mysterious circumstances…
Minecraft Monday #2: The Little Town of Remedy 04 Apr 2014 20:47 Introducing the Little Town of Remedy, a 'found' Minecraft storyline; this entry explores the town in depth, from its picturesque fishing plaza to the city-wall that drives villagers to despair!
myEXP: Infamous 01 Apr 2014 23:35 Comic-book superhero-empowerment in a sandbox videogame? I'll take it.
myEXP: Bioshock: Infinite 01 Apr 2014 23:31 Bioshock: Infinite's treatment of race is often as heavy-handed and smashing an elevator button with your fist.
myEXP: Dear Esther 11 Mar 2014 21:29 The experience of moving through the geographically- and emotionally-familiar landscape of Dear Esther.
Easter Egg Apocrypha 11 Mar 2014 21:16 Urban legends, myths, and video-game-rumours, from Mortal Kombat, to Pokémon, to Shadow of the Colossus' "Last Big Secret".
A Silent Hill Queer-y 18 Feb 2014 16:59 With a recent run of lackluster titles, it may be time for the Silent Hill series to look into alternative spaces for design inspiration - to that end, what might a Silent Hill game that explores queer identity look like?
Queer Mechanic 09 Feb 2014 22:51 The Queer Mechanic series, exploring how aspects of queer identity and culture could be not only represented but modelled through game mechanics and systems.
A Top List of 5 Top 5 Lists of Top Things What Happened in 2013 05 Feb 2014 17:19 Looking back on some of my best work from 2013.
Minecraft Monday #1 04 Feb 2014 22:39 An expedition to a little village in Alexander Province shortly before the release of a major Minecraft patch and moving on to a brand new world.
Minecraft Monday 04 Feb 2014 22:20 Minecraft Monday is a feature showcasing my playthroughs of Minecraft, including showing architectural projects, "found" storylines, and general news and updates.
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