Yuri Game Jam Inspires Some Queer Tales

Developers were given two months (September 1 through October 31) to complete their games this year. Entries ran the gambit from walking simulators to shooters to rhythm games.

A purple haired creature with large ears, glitched out over a black text box that reads: "Now I don't really know what to think here. I feel like I just want to grab her and hug her and tell her everything is going to be okay and she can stay here for as long as she wants. But nothing can be that simple, right? What if we don't get on well together? What if her parents somehow find otu she's here and come yell at me? I'd defend Pisti, but it'd be so sterssful"

Nour: Food Art Made Playable

Nour’s style mimics these Instagramable color motifs in many ways with its sugary soft pastel palette and stark visuals.

A meat grinder surrounded by hoverboards and ground meat. tHis is a still from the game Nour.

LGBT Stories Come in More Shades than White

But with all these new queer video game characters flooding in, few have stopped to ask a very important question: Why are almost all of them white?

Four diverse teenagers against a blue purple background. This is a still from the game Butterfly Soup.