thoughtful queer games from oceania and asia pacific

an exhibition that celebrates thoughtful queer games

21 February to 4 March, 2023
Sydney College of the Arts Project Space (Macleay Building)

10am-4pm, Mon-Sat.
Please note the venue is closed on Sunday 26 February.

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free entry

pride at play
general admission
17 feb 6-8pm.
'45' rainbow mural launch
footbridge gallery
22 feb 6-9pm
make our own heaven RPG
very limited seats
23 feb 6-9pm
LGBTQIA+ friendly intro to D&D
very limited seats
24 feb 5-8pm
IGEA tour and social
members and invite only
25 feb 2-3:30pm
queer gamedev panel
limited seats

exhibition catalogue

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

Limited print copies are available for sale until March 5th, 2023. Paperback, matte cello cover, 128 pages.

All proceeds are donated to LGBTQIA+ charities: Oogachaga, Black Rainbow, and the Human Rights Watch.

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
Kickstarter ends 31 March!

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 features 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.

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pride at play acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as Traditional Owners of the land, and that they never ceded sovereignty.

pride at play is jointly funded by The University of Sydney, Monash Art, Design and Architecture, and housed by the Sydney College of the Arts. We acknowledge the support of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) at the University of Sydney and the generous funding offered through the Hunt-Simes Chair of Sexuality Studies bequest.