Alright. It’s that time of year again. Except not really. Pride Month is still a few months away, after all. But much like last year, there’s going to be a genuinely grand and groovy Queer Games Bundle, which means… lots and lots of prep work! Oh, did I mention how submissions are open for Queer Games Bundle 2022, starting… let’s see… ah, yesterday?
Now, for those unfamiliar with Queer Games Bundle (2021 version), it’s essentially a collaborative initiative created to support as many artists, game devs, or makers, who identify as queer as possible, putting the focus on those behind a project rather than the project itself. In other words, queer content is not a requirement for a submission to be legit, as this bundle is about creators who identify as queer, more so than their actual creations. Honestly, a rather lovely change from how most bundles of a similar nature handle things, as those have a tendency to limit participants to a single aspect of the spectrum and/or focus exclusively on game content instead of those that, you know, made them.
The Queer Games Bundle is pro-community and anti-competition, and strives to work outside the restrictive bounds of the “games industry.”
All that said, time for the nitty-gritty: The Queer Games Bundle 2022 is scheduled to run the month of June on itch.io, with two price tiers – $10-20+ and $60 – and “all funds will be evenly distributed between contributors”. Oh right, the submission deadline is May 3, so if you believe this might be of interest, or perhaps even value, to you… well, what are you waiting for? Oh, and might I ask you to help in getting the word out about the bundle? Pretty please?
(Screenshot is from Terranova.)