In May 2018, Death By Audio Arcade installed a permanent arcade cabinet at The Dreamhouse, an underground queer performance space in New York City. Together, DBAA x Dreamhouse commissioned new original custom-made arcade games from local LGBTQ designers and developers; on May 26, these games premiered on The DreamboxXx cabinet with a big sweaty queer dance party -- and in celebration of Pride Month, we're also publishing the games here in a limited-time bundle.
Most of these games are for two players, all can be played on the keyboard, and the majority are cooperative. Most of these games are also experimental, and don't really fit the standard idea of a traditional arcade game. These games include:
Most importantly, all these games were made by LGBTQ people to support their community!
Proceeds from this bundle will go toward local social justice non-profits of each artist's choice, such as the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (local legal-aid organization serving low-income people of color who are trans, intersex, or nonbinary) and Make The Road New York (local grassroots organization dedicated to immigrant rights and working class communities)
More links / contact info:
For more info on building your own community arcade cabinet, see organizers Andy Wallace + Ayla Myers' thorough breakdown with example launcher code
Includes the following items: