One of the more unique events from Melbourne International Games Festival is the online Melbourne Queer Games Festival (MQGF), where 50 games from LGBTIQ developers across the globe were submitted for entry.
The MQGF held over October 22-23, with streamers showcasing the games in half-hour blocks to encourage viewers to check out the games for themselves, almost all of which are available as demos or inexpensive purchases.
Out of the games in the showcase, 17 were shortlisted for special honours with 5 games getting awards. All Walls Must Fall won MQGF’s Techincal Achievement, along with Love On The Peacock Express taking the MQGF Bronze Medal, Saving You, From Yourself nabbing the MQGF Silver Medal and Strange Flesh being awarded the MQGF Gold Medal. Genderwrecked also made special mention, winning the MQGF Jury Award “for a game that is fearless about the freedom, limitless and undefinable strangeness of queer”.
Melbourne Queer Games Festival is a part of Melbourne International Games Week 2018. For more information on this event and a full schedule, you can check out the official site.