Every year, we conduct research with a game audience survey that commences in February. We then spend the following year (or longer) analysing the data, and use the resulting findings as a foundation for our ongoing research.
Queerly Representing the Underrepresented game jam
In early May, we hold a game jam focused on underrepresented characters and genres within queer games. The jam is based on itch.io (see 2018's page here) and welcomes anyone to submit an entry.
Represent: The Queerly Represent Me zine
Our inaugural zine, Represent, was published at the end of May 2018. We shared some amazing artwork, stories, reviews, autobiographical pieces, comics, and tabletop RPGs that were submitted by our community. You can buy these via our online store or in person at various events, either in physical or digital formats.
Our submissions for the next issue of Represent will open by October, with submissions due by the 1st of December.
Pride Month Twitter tournament
To celebrate Pride Month, we're having a fun, silly tournament via Twitter where people can vote for their favourite queer games in strawpolls as they face off against each other so we can find the Ultimate Queer Game™. It's all a bit of nonsense to get into the spirit of the month, and share some representations with social media.
We will also be using this time to double-down on our spotlighting of queer developers and other marginalised folks working in games, increasing our outputs for our interview series with queer folks in games, and #QueerCreatorSpotlight.
We celebrate our birthday as a charity and not-for-profit on July 1.
When we established ourselves as a charity in 2018, we marked the occasion with an amazing event with streamers, vloggers, writers, and other content creators, as well as an in-person event held at Bar SK in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Rainbow Jam is a two week game jam designed to promote diversity! We've partnered with Steven Taarland and Kirsty Fraser to run and promote the jam, and would love for you to be involved!