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The DreamboxXx Bundle: custom-made LGBTQ arcade games

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This bundle ended 2018-07-25T03:59:59Z.

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.

(photos by Walter Wlodarczek for The Gothamist)

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:

  • queer sex party simulator about lovingly eating cuties before the last train
  • stark auto-biographical explorations of social anxiety
  • a day at the beach, because you deserve it
  • an abstract notebook about migration and queerness
  • retro 3D brawler about fighting fascists, in glorious Playstation-era graphics
  • gay space RPG about fucking friendly aliens
  • a competitive arena game about gay orbs... I mean, it's orbtown, enough said
  • cooperative strategy game where you literally create a safe space large enough to rescue the entire planet

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)

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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:

At $8.00 or above

An abstract personal game, an artifact of migration
Visual Novel
short 2-player co-op queer-themed beat 'em up game
Fight and Fuck on the Forbidden Frontier
a game about self-acceptance & social anxiety
Play in browser
🍹short, sweet, unsubtle 🏝
Play in browser
a game of cooperation and community in outer space
Play in browser
a two player raunch fest
2 players face off in a bouncy, chaotic duel
Play in browser