Description:

an experimental twine gayme about a tiny frog in a leather jacket vest living in a commune with other tiny animal friends after having defeated the rich with motorcycle tricks

this aims to be a cozy game, in that there's no way to fail and it's just like fun and expressing values and cuteifying communism in a similar vein to how animal crossing sometimes cuteifies capitalism.  in this way, tiny frog expresses an ideal queer future past representation. 

i wanted to allow players to step into a vision of a better world that we could create together: one where rest, health, community, and expression are valued, and there is an abundance of food and goods shared amongst everyone. this is my vision of a queer utopia, as Jose Esteban Muñoz calls it.

tiny rainbow rebels was originally my undergrad capstone pitch but now its less tricks and fashion and more rest and cozy and hanging out with friends. the decapitalization of the text is very intentional. that said, this is a very experimental game, so pls be gentle with it. it was made for ARTG:129, queer & trans games class at UC Santa Cruz.

tip: i encourage you to click the back button to explore other choices because time isn't real and you can't make any mistakes here, live life to it's fullest peace out


Awards/Showcases:

Zeitgeist Award, UCSC Games Showcase

GDC Summer Indie Games Showcase 2020

Queer Games Conference 2020

Melbourne Queer Games Fest 2020


Press:

Indiehoard Gamasutra 

Digital Diversity Stream: youtube.com/watch?v=2NLJhb6NomU


Extra Credits:

motorcycle clip art

music from Podington Bear

Comments

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froge

indeede!

i feel better now. i hope we get here . thank you

<3 <3 <3

Very , very cool! The aesthetic perfectly fits the mood and message 🌸 🌷 🌺 🏍️ 🐸 Let’s keep imagining and building futures that’re better for all of us!!

(+1)

yes!! let's! 🌷🌷 🌷 🌷 thank you <3 

this is so lovely ;v; makes me hopeful. thank u

i’m glad!!! :u; thank you for playing

very soft and good thank you

thank you for playing!! <3

always wanted to just lie in the mud so this was refreshing and moisturizing

thank you salamander for wisdom

thank you!! i’m glad you enjoyed it :D