New Twine released, Halfway, To The Lamppost!

My latest Twine is out now!

It’s called Halfway, To The Lamppost and is about how we experience and process fear differently as kids versus adults.
 
All of the Oct proceeds for Halfway, To The Lamppost will be donated to Sistering, a trans-inclusive women’s shelter.
 
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.

Thanks to Jonathan Levstein for design and technical support.

TNS Spotlight

For more information on On The Run see the Apple Store TNS Spotlight store page or the Google Play TNS Spotlight store page.

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! 

Bad Astronaut & On The Run in Early Access in the Lifeline Universe App

I’m excited to announce that I’ve written and designed two narrative-driven mobile games for the Lifeline Universe app from 3 Minute Games, Bad Astronaut and On The Run.

Bad Astronaut is the next game in the critically acclaimed Lifeline series!

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On The Run is a queer, YA game about escaping a cult!

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I’m honoured to have been able to write both games, and can’t wait to share the full release of each with everyone!

The Lifeline Universe app is in early access for Android only currently. Check it out here.

Essay accepted for publication in Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins!

I am so honoured to share that I’ve written an essay for this amazing anthology Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins edited by Tanya DePass
My essay focuses on important lessons I’ve learned about community work and community building through game development and trauma-focused group therapy practices.
The anthology is set to release in 2018, so stay tuned for more information on that!