A queer gaming experience as part of MELT Festival 2019,
partnered with the Brisbane Powerhouse
Gayming is the biggest event centred on queerness and games currently being held in Australia. The event allows queer folks and allies alike to play tabletop and digital games created by an array of diverse creators, and understand the ways that these games impact our identities and lives. There are developers to chat with, panels full of fun expects to listen to, and interactive experiences to participate in.
When: June 29th, from 2pm – 7pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
Queer folks in non-digital spaces: tabletop, boardgames, and more
Non-digital spaces give queer folks space to explore their sexuality and gender in ways that the restrictive systems of videogames sometimes can’t (or historically haven’t). People have been queering systems like Dungeons and Dragons for decades—not because the game books said you could, but because no programming was in place to tell you that you couldn’t. Join a team of people who love tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, and other alternative means of play, and find out more about their experiences making and playing non-digital games as queer creators.
Personal queer games and activism
With game engines starting to be more accessible, it’s becoming more possible for anyone to design games exploring their experiences. We are starting to see games that resemble journals, hand-printed ‘zines’, or handheld camera videos, the same way that we have seen other mediums become more personal as they become more accessible. Join our panel of game developers who have a knack for sharing their personal stories through the medium of games to find out why it works for them, and how you can do it too.
Queerly Represent Me and Brisbane Powerhouse bring Gayming to Brisbane's MELT Festival
Develop Pacific | 29 March
QRM and Powerhouse Announce Gayming
Player2.net.au | 1 May
MELT Gayming – Australia’s biggest queer games event!
goto.game | 5 June
Interviewed on Zedgames
4ZZZ community radio | 26 June