What’s that sound? Ah, summer is knocking on your door, and it’s brought not only a month-long Twitch celebration of LGBTQIA+ video games, developers, and streamers… but also digital indie game discounts! MidBoss will once again be hosting the whole thing, and as for what it’s all about: “Summer of Pride 2020 brings together queer gaming communities to celebrate diversity in the medium”. Groovy stuff!
Now, since the whole thing has actually already begun (9am PT), I’m going to keep this short and direct you to the official website for all the juicy details – after I’ve shared some important tidbits (as always), of course.
So, let’s see what we’ve got here. Well, for starters, if you tune in right now, you can watch Coconut_Prince play the visual novel Fragments of Him, while later today, BiqtchPuddin will be commentating over My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant, to kick things off. But that’s just one of the thirty days of streaming that’s scheduled, and you better believe there’s some genuinely groovy indie (and AAA) gems on the menu. While I am not familiar with many of them (sorry!), much like last year, a brief glance at the Steam/itch.io page for a handful of them… well, let’s just say my wishlist is bigger now. Oh, and speaking of which: sales are also going to part of Summer of Pride 2020! Sales! Discounts! Cheap games! Uh, Steam from the 9th and Switch from the 20th, that is. So patience, virtue, etc.
Also… yeah, relatively cheap, depending on which title you’re going for. But the focus here is – or should be – on the streaming, the titles they’ll be portraying on Twitch, and most importantly, raising awareness. Throughout the month of June, more than seventy streamers will be partaking, raising funds for LGBTQ+ charities Trans Lifeline, Trevor Project, and GaymerX via TILTIFY. Phew, that’s a lot of links in a row right there. Still one left, too, and it’s a rather important one. The one linking to the official Summer of Pride website. Here’s to an awesome month of LGBTQIA+ Twitch streams!