Gay Game Convention Is Making Their Own 8-Bit Adventure Game

GaymerX, the LGBT videogame convention that melted our hearts last summer, has big big news: they’re getting into game development. And they need your help.

Their new project is “Read Only Memories,” which they describe thusly:

A New Cyberpunk Adventure Game for PC, Mac, Ouya, iOS, & Android. …

You’re a young journalist trying to hack it on your own in Neo-San Francisco. It’s a tough city, but you’re a tough nut. One day you receive a package containing a beta version of the latest ROM, an intelligent device that has replaced all personal mobile technology. With the ROM lay a mysterious note from a close friend, saying that he had to leave the country immediately. Weird.

Yes, weird.

“Although this game has queer content in it and queer characters, it is not a gay game,” says Matt Conn, who explains that queers will simply be presented on an equal footing with straight characters. Honestly, that in itself is pretty innovative, considering how poorly the game industry tends to include LGBTs.

It’s probably also worth pointing out that a lot of the behind-the-scenes folks on this project are queer themselves. And the logo of the game has a pink triangle, for crying out loud.

This is a bit like Comic-Con producing its own comic book (which they kind of do) or D23 making an animated short (yet to happen, but it would probably be rad) so we’re curious to see where this goes. Chip in a couple bucks if you want to make some dreams come true.