this looks really great, can't wait to look through more of your work : )
Queering Spacetime (Print and Play)
A downloadable card game
You are destined lovers across the whole of space and time.
In each millennia and every passing moment, you find each other again.
Sometimes you are just friends, and other times you fall deeply in love.
Each time you find each other, you are always a little different. It takes time to relearn what you both enjoy and how to take care of each other, but you are determined to make it work.
Whether or not you stay is another story, but sometimes all we have is the here and now, and we do our best to enjoy it with the people we have.
It is in this queer space, the in-between space, that we begin.
Queering Spacetime is a whimsical & inclusive dating sim card game for 2-4 players, set in liminal spaces (e.g. a gas station at 1am) where players roleplay girls who are destined lovers across spacetime.
It was nominated for an IndieCade 2019 award and was featured in the New York Times as part of Game Devs of Color Expo.
As of June 2020, I'm releasing the print-and-play version as part of Queer Games Conference . The pdfs of the game are available to download for free/pwyw below!
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Delightfully open to interpretation, this game is about players collaborating and communicating to ensure the women they roleplay as have an enjoyable date. Features women of colour (with specific ethnicities given), trans women, and women of various sexualities - including aspec representation. Full release ETA summer [2020?], according to website - no rating will be given till then.
However, there seems to be some inconsistency in the use of romantic orientation labels and sexual orientation labels on the cards, with some characters only having one of these listed, and others only having a gender presentation given. Furthermore, while some characters are labelled as trans, others are not labeled as cis, which creates a sense of transness in opposition to the default, unlabeled norm. It would be helpful for the dev to establish whether these gaps are intentional (e.g. to allow players to customise other aspects of the character's identity - in which case, say so in the rulebook) or an oversight, in which case it would be great to see this amended before the release. Also curious to see whether any non-binary identities aligned with womanhood (e.g. demigirl) or intersex people will be included in the final version.
Thank you so much for your feedback! <3 Yes, I have been aware of the inconsistency, but thank you for your concise clarification of it to me. The gaps were an oversight and I will take steps to amend them.
I love this concept! The focus on liminality and constantly shifting characters seems really fun. I can't wait to play it! :)