Jess' Queer Games Journey

Mission: It's Complicated

We’ve all shipped a character or two in our lives. You have – don’t lie. Everyone knows what it’s like to want to take characters (or your friends) and smush them together and yell “JUST LOVE EACH OTHER”. We all know what that’s like… right?

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Kitty Powers Matchmaker

A screen showing the game's logo and a drag queen's face. A dialogue bubble says 'Same sex marriage is legal in this game. How refreshing!' Text below says 'Triangulating love optimizations'.

Like the great Barbra Streisand in Hello Dolly, sometimes you’ve just gotta be the one to help the people around you find true love. Only, in this case, sometimes it’s way gayer, and your clients are bonding over things like their love of “the interwebs” and “vampire romance novels”. Which is, y’know, just how Dolly would have wanted it, I’m sure.

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Latte Gay

A blonde girl looks to camera. A dialogue box below shows that her name is 'Marllie' and she is saying 'Sorry I'm late! You know how traffic is at this time of the week.'.

Apparently, this was a good Yuri Jam for slick visual novels about lesbian baristas finding love. But hey, who’s complaining? Not me, I’m just here in my feelings ball.

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Scrambled: Syd City

Two feminine figures looking at each other, one with long hair, one short. A dialogue box says 'stop being such a useless lesbian, Syd. You can do this. It's just one date...ish.

The world always needs more lesbian superheroes, so when I heard there was a new one around, I got excited. And no, I’m not talking about Ruby Rose as Batwoman. That’s a whole other thing.

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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

A feminine character with multicoloured hair called 'Ibuki Mioda' is winking to the camera. The dialogue box below her says 'Welcome to the world of girl love! It's slippery when wet!'

Did you get through the first Danganronpa and feel like you wanted more death? More heartbreak? More gross sexist language and transphobic undertones? Then I have some good news for you! The sequel has all of these things!

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