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Opening the Horse is an approach to queer game design. It's detailed in several parts.

  1. The three games that I've designed which enact the approach. Those are Noons, Squad Force Heroes, and On The Internet, Nobody.
  2. Opening the Horse, Vols. 0-2: A series of documents that discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the approach at length.

Vol. 0: A Manifesto for Lycanthropic Media
Format: 16-page booklet (5.5 x 8.5 in).

Vol. 1: Ideology in Form and Image
Format: 28-page booklet (5.5 x 8.5 in).

Vol. 2: Trojan Horses in Theory and Practice
Format: 16-page booklet (5.5 x 8.5 in).

You can see me talk about this approach in my talk from QGCon 2017.

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The PDF version is pay-what-you-want, with a minimum price of $1. The PDF version of Vol. 0 ("A Manifesto for Lycanthropic Media") is free to download.

The Print + PDF version is pay-what-you-want, with a minimum price of $10. The three volumes are only sold together. After purchasing, send me an email with a shipping address.

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Published 157 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryBook
AuthorMatthew R.F. Balousek

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Vol. 1: Ideology in Form and Image (2017-06-26) 948 kB
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