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Friday, October 25 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Designing Queer Games

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Game designer Avery Alder opens this talk with a question: whose politics and experiences are we building our games around? After taking a look at the importance of queer representation in games, the talk explores why representation isn't enough. Avery points toward how game systems can be queered, with mechanics that reflect the politics and lived experiences of queer lives. Examples will be drawn from the past fifteen years of independent RPG design.

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Avery Alder

Avery Alder is a queer designer hailing from Sinixt territory. She's the designer of Monsterhearts, The Quiet Year, Dream Askew, Ribbon Drive, and a host of smaller, scrappier projects. In her design and play, she gravitates toward the moody, the personal, and the transformative... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm ADT
Room 102 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC