TNS Spotlight

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Fact Sheet

Developer: Radical Sheep Productions (Toronto, CA.)

My role: Lead narrative designer

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Platforms: Mobile (iOS/Android)

WebsiteTNS Spotlight Release Trailer

Description: New story-driven game that lets YOU join The Next Step A-Troupe! #TheNextStep follows A-Troupe, a group of dancers who strive to win a number of dance competitions – all while dealing with their own drama and relationships.

Leaps & Maneuvers

The Women’s Studies Research Center will present Leaps & Maneuvers, an exhibition of interactive video games created by members of Toronto collective Dames Making Games (DMG). With a mission to positively influence the gaming industry and improve inclusiveness within it, DMG gives game creators agency in the expression of their identities and provides a community for women to play, critique and create games.

An exhibition with Brandeis University that featured games made by members of Dames Making Games, co-curated with Soha Kareem. I wrote the exhibition description for the digital catalogue.

More information can be found here.

WordPlay

WordPlay is our free festival celebrating the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games. Each year there will be a curated game showcase, talks by creators about the craft, and ways for the public to learn about making games.

I was on the programming committee and a volunteer for 2013-2015, and I was a jury member for Wordplay 2016, which was hosted at the British Library.

More information found about WordPlay here.

Damage Camp

Damage Camp is a festival of games and ideas, celebrating the diversity and talent within the Toronto community. Damage Camp was created out of a desire to provide a space for our Dames Making Games members and the larger Toronto games community to gather, talk craft, showcase our work and share with each other in order to grow!

Damage Camp prioritizes upholding diverse voices within the games community in Toronto. Have fun, support and uplift each other, and come together to celebrate the unique games scene in our city.

I am on the planning and programming committee for Damage Camp.

Read about Damage Camp 2017 here: Dork ShelfNational Post

Damage Camp 2018 has been announced! 

Short story, “More”, accepted for publication in Frankenstein-inspired anthology We Shall Be Monsters edited by Derek Newman-Stille

32130264_1665317773550253_7668767748863819776_nI’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ve sold a short story to the Frankenstein-inspired anthology We Shall Be Monsters (Renaissance Press, 2018), edited by the Aurora-Award-winning artist, editor, and reviewer Derek Newman-Stille.

You can back the the Kickstarter here, and stay tuned for more information on pre-ordering the anthology.

My short story is queer, body horror erotica that explores eating disorder recovery through intimacy and kink.

Read my interview about my short story here.

Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins

Purchase links: CRC Press | Amazon.com | Amazon.ca

game devs and othersGame Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins tell the true stories of life in the industry by people of color, LGBTQIA and other marginalized identities. This collection of essays give people a chance to tell their stories and to let others know what life on the other side of the screen is like when you’re not part of the supposed “majority”.

Why is this anthology necessary? Because too often voices of those society marginalizes are left out of the bigger conversation around gaming, the industry, those that cover it and discuss it. Those that live, eat and breathe gaming are often ignored in favor of the assumed default. This is a chance for people to tell their story, honestly and from the heart on what either being in the industry or on the edges of it means for them. (from Tanya DePass)

Contributors include:

  • Alex Zandra Van Chestein
  • Elizabeth LaPensee
  • Hadeel al-Massari
  • Jaym Gates
  • JC Lau
  • Jonathan Jennings
  • Josh Boykin
  • Kadeem Andrew Dunn
  • Kaitlin Tremblay
  • Kat Jones
  • KN Granger
  • Lauren Ashlee Comp
  • Matthue Roth
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Michael Annetta
  • Scount Angel Munroe
  • Shana T Bryant
  • Shareef Jackson
  • Dorey T. Shawn
  • Steven Spohn
  • Toiya Kristen Finley
  • Vanessa Paugh

 

We Shall Be Monsters

We Shall Be Monsters (Edited by. Derek Newman-Stille, Renaissance Press, 2018)

Contributing author, fiction

Purchase link: TBA

Kickstarter

32130264_1665317773550253_7668767748863819776_n“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

200 years ago, Mary Shelley wrote a genre-changing book, which she titled “Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus”. This story helped to shape the genres of science fiction and horror and helped to articulate new forms for women’s writing. It also helped us to think about the figure of the outsider, to question medical power, to question ideas of normal, and to think about what we mean by the word “monster”. Her book inspired adaptations into stage, into film, into new books, poetry, television, and all manner of art. I’m 7 time Aurora Award-winning editor and critic Derek Newman-Stille and I have teamed up with Gatineau-based publisher Renaissance Press to celebrate Frankenstein’s 200th birthday by creating a book that explores Frankenstein stories from new and exciting angles and perspectives. We have gathered authors from around the world who have new takes on an old monster and brought them together into an anthology of exciting fiction.

We Shall Be Monsters: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Two Centuries On will feature a broad range of fiction stories, from direct interactions with Shelley’s texts to explorations of the stitched, assembled body and narrative experiments in monstrous creations. We Shall Be Monsters is a fiction collection that will feature explorations of disability through Frankenstein, queer and trans identity, ideas of race and colonialism. Shelley’s story provides a space for exploring a multitude of identities through the figure of the sympathetic outsider. Frankenstein’s “monster” is a figure of Otherness, and one that can tell stories of exclusion and social oppression.

The book will feature stories by:

Day Al-Mohamed, Lena Ng, Andrew Wilmot, Alex Acks, Evelyn Deshane,  Simon Turner, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Liam Hogan, K. C. Grifant, Cait Gordon, Halli Lilburn, JF Garrard, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Max D. Stanton, Eric Choi and Joseph McGinty, Joshua Bartolome, Ariana Verbree, Priya Sridhar, Lisa Carreiro, Kaitlin Tremblay, Victoria Martin, Ashley Caranto Morford.

Read my author interview about my short story “More” here.