thoughtful queer games from oceania and the asia pacific

an exhibition that celebrates thoughtful queer games

21 February – 4 March, 2023
sydney college of the arts projects space

3 – 24 June, 2023
carlisle street arts space, st kilda town hall

exhibition catalogue

the catalogue contains 20 interview excerpts with queer designers from the official selection.

Paperback, matte cello cover, 128 pages. all proceeds go to LGBTQIA+ charities in oceania and the asia pacific.

past events

All events have concluded. Thank you for supporting queer games!

Monday to Friday, Carlisle Street Arts Space, general admission
6pm, 26 May, No Vacancy Gallery
'queerer than ever': celebrating and centering queer indie games
1pm, 3 June, Carlisle Street Arts Space
Welcome Reception
6pm, 13 June, Pause Menu, Fitzroy
Tabletop Roleplay Night
14 to 15 June
games symposium for oceania and the asia pacific
Official selection, pride at play 2023

official selectionpride at play

The official selection entries are pushing the boundaries of queer games in meaningful and wonderful ways. You can play all of them at the exhibition.

Wylde Flowers
Studio Drydock

Lilypad Days
Emma Pretty, Joshua Braines-Mead & Billie

Witch Beam

Pretzel After Dark
Timothy Snowden

TOMBS: Toot on my balls skeleton

Hua Chai

Small Town Emo
Fnife Games

Logan Timmins, Uncle Vlad, Nimael & Ro Feld

Kinder World
Lumi Interactive

Kaiju Noir
Jamie Kaiju Marriage, Lluis Abadias & Dani Bilham

Hard Lads
Robert Yang

That Boy Is A Monstr
Sav Wolfe

The Beat: A Glam Noir Adventure
Up Multimedia

Hua Chai

Please Be Happy
Studio Élan

“So, About Last Night…”
Elissa Black

Logan: An Autobiographical Tabletop Game
Logan Timmins

stand up
Rae White

Make Our Own Heaven

Mima and Nina’s Chocolate Workshop
npckc & sdhizumi

Queer and Chill
Team Spicy Bubble

Our Mundane Supernatural Life
Storybrewers Roleplaying

online showcase award

online showcasepride at play

The online showcase entries are featured for being LGBTQ friendly or straight up queer. This part of the exhibition is being presented exclusively online, so be sure to check them out!


Timothy Snowdon

Navathem’s End
Sinta Posadas & Pam Punzalan

Wrong Number

Small Orbits
Timothy Snowdon

Irini Melas, John Engstrom, Jason Keen & Aris Diacolabrianos

Journey to You
Logan Timmins

Safe Place
Logan Timmins

Red Handed
Isabelle White, Bailey Gibbons, Guriqbal Singh Majhail, Jim Ouk & Morgan Ainsley

thoughtful queer games from oceania and asia pacific.

pride at play is a curated exhibition of LGBTQIA+ games from Oceania and Asia Pacific. It is a celebration of thoughtful videogames and tabletop roleplaying games made by queer folks for queer players.

The exhibition featured as part of the program for the inaugural Hunt-Simes Institute in Sexuality Studies which brings together emerging researchers and internationally recognised sexuality studies scholars to reimagine the Queer classroom.

Pride at Play is presented in association with St Kilda Film Festival, supported by Monash Art, Design and Architecture and hosted by the City of Port Phillip.

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pride at play acknowledges the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations as Traditional Owners of the land, and that they never ceded sovereignty.

pride at play is jointly funded by Monash Art, Design and Architecture, the City of Port Phillip, the University of Sydney, and housed by the Carlisle Street Arts Space in association with the St Kilda Film Festival. We acknowledge the support of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC), the generous funding offered through the Hunt-Simes Chair of Sexuality Studies bequest.

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