Choice of Games (developer)

Text-based game reads, 'Choice of the Dragon by Dan Fabulich and Adam Strong-Morse. Will you be male or female?' The options are 'Male', 'Female', 'Neither', 'Unknown/undetermined', and 'Do not pester me with imprudent questions'.
  • Developer: Choice of Games
  • Publisher: Choice of Games
  • Year: N/A
  • Genre: Interactive fiction
  • Platform/s: PC

'Choice of Games' is a game developer and publisher known for creating diverse text-based adventures filled with options for sexualities, genders, and relationships. The company was praised in the Queer Representation (2016) survey many times for their representation of sexuality, as well as their use of varied pronouns. Some key titles by 'Choice of Games' that feature queer options are:

A Midsummer Night's Choice
A Study in Steampunk: Choice by Gaslight Avatar of the Wolf
A Wise Use of Time
Broadway: 1849
Cannonfire Concerto
Champion of the Gods
Choice of Broadsides
Choice of Kung Fu
Choice of Rebels: Uprising
Choice of Robots
Choice of Romance
Choice of the Cat
Choice of the Deathless
Choice of the Dragon
Choice of the Ninja
Choice of the Petal Throne
Choice of the Pirate
Choice of the Rock Star
Choice of the Vampire
Community College Hero
Congresswolf
Creatures Such as We
Deathless: The City's Thirst
Demon Mark: A Russian Saga
Diabolical
Double/Cross
Empyrean
Foundation of Nightmares
Heart of the House
Heroes Rise: HeroFall
Heroes Rise: The Hero Project
Heroes Rise: The Prodigy Highlands, Deep Waters
Hollywood Visionary
It's Killing Time
Mecha Ace
MetaHuman Inc.
Neighbourhood Necromancer
NOLA is Burning
Pendragon Rising
Psy High
Ratings War
Reckless Space Pirates
Rent-A-Vice
Runt of the Litter
Saga of the North Wind
Showdown at Willow Creek
Silverworld
Sixth Grade Detective
Sorcery is for Saps
SLAMMED!
Tally Ho
The Cryptkeepers of Hallowford
The Daring Mermaid Expedition
The Fielder's Choice
The Hero of Kendrickstone
The Hero Project: Open Season
The Hero Project: Redemption Season
The Hero Unmasked!
The Lost Heir: The Fall of Daria
The Road to Canterbury
The Sea Eternal
The Superlatives: Aetherfall
The Volunteer Firefighter
Thieves' Gambit: Curse of the Black Cat
Tin Star
To The City of the Clouds
Treasure Seekers of Lady Luck
T-Rex Time Machine
Trials of the Thief-Taker
Undercover Agent
VERSUS: The Elite Trials
VERSUS: The Lost Ones
Wayhaven Chronicles
Welcome to Moreytown
Yeti's Parole Officer
Zombie Exodus

One of the listed examples is Choice of the Dragon , which allows you to tell the narrator not to pester you with impudent questions when they ask you for your gender. You can also say 'neither' or 'unknown/undetermined' if you do not fall within the gender binary but also don't feel like being snarky to a narrator you've just met. You're also able to choose to kidnap a prince instead of a princess to avoid being 'sexist' if you so choose.

Creatures Such as We allows for varied gender identification, including cis man, cis woman, trans man, trans woman, 'person' (non-disclosed), or other (fill in the blank).

Another of the listed games, The Sea Eternal, was praised by one respondent to the Queer Representation (2016) survey for its positive use of pronouns in relation to gender and gender identity, but had criticisms towards the game more generally in terms of narrative.

The relationships in Tin Star are diverse and well-written. One respondent to the Queer Representation (2016) survey praised these relationships as they felt as though they were part of the story, rather than being side questlines or optional extra chapters.

The Eagle's Heir features interesting gender selection, with the player able to choose their gender presentation and gender identity separately, and with fluid options possible.

Heart of the House allows the player-character to be explicitly gay, straight, or bisexual, and well as cis, trans, or nonbinary. They can also choose to be explicitly asexual. There are a range of period-appropriate masculine and feminine clothing that the player-character can choose regardless of gender.

The relationships in Heart of the House are all inherently queer. Loren is nonbinary, and has a romance path that the player-character can pursue. Reaves is explicitly plurisexual, and another NPC is explicitly aromantic, while other romanceable characters are playersexual. The game also includes queer themes, such as queer spaces in Victorian England and the building of a queer community during this time, as well as the consequences of misgendering; the themes discussed are dependent on the player-character's choices.