Jess' Queer Games Journey

Sword of Asumi

A visual novel about assassins identifying other assassins? Yes please! Only, maybe not this one.

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Cosplay Maker

I admire people who cosplay, I really do. I don’t have the patience or the skill to create anything even remotely wearable, and this game just really cemented that idea for me.

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Her Tears Were My Light

A story about gays in space sounds pretty fun, right? Well, what if the gays WERE space? Or, one of them was.

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Kissing Time

You know how bisexuals run around kissing everyone that vaguely resembles a human? Yeah, me neither.

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Heart of Fire

Usually, playing an RPG means you’re in it for the long haul. But with Heart of Fire, it’s a short-haul only zone. Unless you’re terrible at it like me, of course.

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Wolfgirls in Love

In order to play every game in the database, I’m going to have a play a few that I can’t say much about. Wolfgirls in Love is one of those.

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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

I have a confession to make. This was not the first time I’d played this game, and I don’t know whether or not it will be the last.

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Atom GRRRL!!

As I sit here, wide-eyed, considering the choices that led me to this moment, I struggle to find words to describe what I just went through. I think I’ve just played the most offensive game of my life.

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Ticket to Earth

An episodic puzzle game/tactical RPG with a queer lady protagonist? Heck yeah I was always going to be interested, and Ticket to Earth did not disappoint. Only the first episode has been released so far, but that was more than enough to get me even more excited.

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Castaway! Love's Adventure

Being marooned on a deserted island with a bunch of (mostly) strangers doesn’t sound like a fun time – but if it’s the way you meet the gorgeous sassy doctor who is also the love of your life, then that sort of softens the blow.

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Asphyxia

Though Asphyxia was written by the same person that wrote Strawberry Vinegar, it’s almost the complete opposite in its tone. Seriously, this game is depressing. For a while I thought it was just a morbid tale, but as I kept playing, it became clear that it was rooted in something more.

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Strawberry Vinegar

Strangely enough, the fact that the story was about a demon child who went to Japan to eat all of their delicious food (that she obtained by threatening to reap their souls) was not what bothered me about this story.

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