Here are a selection of queer games our jury really liked this year.
Dear Gregorie, Dear Accordio
Tiffany McFarlane and Sean Wejebe
A messenger pigeon delivers letters back and forth between two boys who met at a tavern.
Free your campus of toxic masculinity with the queer powers of glitches in this short RPG.
I can't cry?
A short microfiction experiment.
Royal Match, card game
Royal Match is a card game for four players about dancing, diplomacy, and queer poly marriage.
Newfound Courage is a story-driven adventure game about a gay hero who falls in love with his best friend while the world unravels around them.
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
A story about you
A game about anxiety, depending on strangers and leaping into the unknown.
A vampire girl needs to be helped and cuddled by her girlfriends.
Queer Olympix Day 1 - Cosmic Room
Queer Olympix is a real amateur football team in Istanbul. This is their game. An RPG based on real people with funny things and conspiracy theories that the Turkish government is producing about queers everyday.
After being exposed to the world of monsters you now have to plan the monster sweetheart dance. A night where monsters can be themselves. Play as Jaylene as you go through different routes to romance different lady monsters
spring leaves no flowers
A visual novel about sexual/romantic orientation and figuring things out.
Lost in space and just moments away from death. What do you do?
Baking with lesbians witches
A group of friends are trapped in an alternate world and must solve deadly puzzles to escape, while the main character retains her memories after death and must use this power to solve the overarching mystery.
Felix thought the only thing to fear about a trashy Halloween party was the watered-down beer. Then a demon attacked.
when i was a boycow
Brief interactive comic about a man recalling his days as a boycow.
Charles 2.0 is a gay-themed sci-fi visual novel about a presidential clone replacement.
Queer Space Pirates - Episode One
A narrative point and click game exploring space and sexuality!
Yearning: A Gay Story
Come out in college! Meet people, make friends, and maybe find a boyfriend?
Family Dinner is a texting-narrative game about being closeted and trans at a family gathering.
A narrative game about young trans woman Kasio's return home to Achill Island in 1993, her diary, and the looming black hole about to destroy the earth.
Elliot Rex White
Bloodsucking Blues is a game about meeting up with a gay vampire and is itself a play on queer identity, religion, and free will in video games.
first date/can't relate
A romantic comedy about going on a first date in Canberra