#JamForLeelah, a Trans-Positive Global Game Jam!

A new month-long trans-positive game jam is currently underway and accepting submissions for games focusing on trans youth issues, in order to spread awareness of the issues faced by transgender people in modern society.

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Mean Girls. The Video Game.

This is so fetch.

It’s been 10 years since Mean Girls first hit screens, becoming an instant classic that is as quotable as it is hilarious. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t reference a line from the movie, use a .gif of Regina George to respond to something, note that the limit does not exist, or chastise someone for trying to make something happen that’s not going to happen. This is one of those movies that truly defines a generation.

Today it finally becomes a video game. Cue every gay squee noise I can muster.

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Via So Much Drama Studios:

“If You Have Ever Felt Personally Victimized by Regina George, This Game is For You

Designed as an easily accessible ‘tiara-defense’ game, Mean Girls finds the original Plastics at peace with their world, when a new upstart Plastics clique attempts to take control of North Shore High School by piecing together the broken Spring Fling Tiara. Players can select from eight of their favorite Mean Girls characters—Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Aaron, and Kevin, each with their own distinct boost abilities—and all the cliques from the cafeteria, to help defeat opponents and complete each level.”

The mobile “tiara-defense” game is not unlike your standard tower-defender: You place troops, you set up traps, and you keep the oncoming hoards of enemies away from their goal. Only this time around your troops are who you hang out with and the enemies are the opposing cliques.

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While it may not seem like an obvious genre to slap the Mean Girls name on, it’s actually quite clever. Just as in the original film the cafeteria is a carefully mapped out warzone, with factions ranging from the Varsity jocks to the girls who eat their feelings to the burnouts to the Plastics. And just as Lindsay Lohan’s Katy Herron went to war with Regina George, players will go to war to protect their tiara from those who’d try to snatch it away.

Does this sound like the most fabulous game ever, or does this sound like the most fabulous game ever? Who would come up with such a game? None other than So Much Drama’s Jeff Medor, creator of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis, one of our gayest games of the year two years running. As was the case with Dragopolis, Mr. Meador isn’t trying to make a lazy licensed tie-in game…he wants this to be a product that true fans will enjoy through and through.

Mean Girls is hilarious, brutal, and endlessly quotable; I absolutely loved watching and re-watching the film,” said Jeff Meador, founder and president, So Much Drama. “The game is rich with the quirky humor, over-the-top high school power struggles, and everything from hilarious lines, peppermint foot cream, to, yes, the Burn Book.”

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No matter which clique players belong to, from band geeks and preps to regulation hotties, Mean Girls offers seven different ways to play including gameplay modes such as You Can’t Sit With Us, Social Suicide, She Doesn’t Even Go Here, and The Limit Does Not Exist.”

Mean Girls is slated for release on mobile platforms soon. I bet it will make for a great candy-gram.

And none for Gretchen Weiners. Bye.

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GGOTY 2014: Gayest Games of the Year

Last year our Gayest Games of the Year list was quite popular, so why not do it again? Especially when 2014 has been an even bigger year for gay games than last year. While many of the 2013 titles had major queer themes not all of them had explicitly…

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A different kind of Elven Rogue: a look at Sera

Note: This is the third in a series of articles exploring the diverse cast of BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. The following contains details from all points of Sera’s sub-plot in Dragon Age: Inquisition, including her ultimate romance sub-quest.

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The Legend of Korra series finale was a big win for gay geeks

If you haven’t already been hit with spoilers regarding the finale of Nickelodeon’s hit series The Legend of Korra be forewarned that this post is going to be chock full of spoilers from the moment you click ‘read more’. You have been warned.

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A different kind of Sophisticated Gent: a look at Dorian Pavus

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Review: Coming Out On Top

You may or may not remember those “for girls” boardgames where you play a babysitter or whatever and you date boys…  They tended to have a few different kinds of boys, and you knew who they were the moment you saw them.  There was the blond goody t…

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A different kind of Bodice Ripper: a look at the Iron Bull

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December 9

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #150

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It’s a bit of a longer episode this week as it’s kind of an anniversary. As much as I can’t believe I’ve made 150 of these things, I also can’t believe that there are people who have watched 149 of them! This week I talk about some of my favorite games of all time — make the jump to watch the vidcast and see what I chose! (then you can either agree or call me crazy in the comments!)



About Chris Eades

(Writer) I love Animal Crossing, music games (even though I can't sing or play instruments) and adventure games. And the occasional 40+ hr JRPG when I can find the time! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our hamster, Ch'p.

4 Responses

  1. avatar Dns says:

    Congratulations on 150 episodes of the video podcast!

    First, can I say how nice it is to have a video that’s a continuous presentation, without adopting the current style of cutting after every one or two sentences?

    Second, lots of good choices there! The only thing I noticed was the absence of PC games. And fighting games. I would say a lot of my favourite games on consoles (e.g. PSX – Street Fighter Alpha 3, DC – Marvel vs. Capcom 2) were fighting games, even though I don’t play them very often now.

    Looking forward to the next 150!

  2. avatar SadClown says:

    Congratulations Wootini!

    I played through the Mass Effect trilogy the first time as a paragon female Shepard but being a PS3 owner I played the games out of order.

    My second playthrough was going to be a renegade male Shepard but I found I didn’t like being cruel and that playing the games in order let me make better paragon decisions and save more characters.

    The second time through ME3 I played all the DLC and found it a much more satisfying game. I was particularly impressed by the male Shepard / Kaiden romance and how sweetly it plays out in the “Citadel” DLC pack. If you missed that the first time through I’d highly recommend it.

  3. avatar Chris Eades says:

    Ah yes, the lack of PC games is because I’m a Mac guy. Although I did briefly have a PC and I did do some gaming here and there. Mostly adventure games, though. Like Sanitarium and The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy Of Time. I remember those being favorites.

    And the reason that there are no fighting games on my list is because I suck at fighting games! :-D (Although I remember Tobal No. 1 being really cool)

  4. avatar Alone Dillon says:

    congrats!!! 150 that is huge I have enjoyed every one of them!!! I am so glad you mentioned space channel five I fell in love with that game on the dreamcast and then I was lucky enough to get the playstation 2 version that was both space channel five and space channel five 2. such a great game. Keep up the good work.

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