tiny rainbow rebels
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
Zeitgeist Award, UCSC Games Showcase
GDC Summer Indie Games Showcase 2020
Queer Games Conference 2020
Melbourne Queer Games Fest 2020
Digital Diversity Stream: youtube.com/watch?v=2NLJhb6NomU
music from Podington Bear
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i feel better now. i hope we get here . thank you
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!!
this is so lovely ;v; makes me hopeful. thank u
very soft and good thank you
always wanted to just lie in the mud so this was refreshing and moisturizing
thank you salamander for wisdom