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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.

Printed Versions

The PDF version is pay-what-you-want, with no minimum price.

The Print + PDF version of each volume is $5, which includes shipping. For every two printed zines you buy, you can have a third of your choice for free. After purchasing, send me an email and let me know 1.) where to send your print copies and 2.) which free zines (if any) I should include.

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Published 213 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryBook
AuthorMatthew R.F. Balousek

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Vol 0: A Manifesto for Lycanthropic Media (2017-06-28) 535 kB
Vol. 1: Ideology in Form and Image (2017-06-26) 948 kB
Vol. 2: Trojan Horses in Theory and Practice (2017-06-26) 348 kB