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The Part of Threes: Merritt Kopas

This week, we are honored to have Merritt Kopas as our guest for the Part of Threes, complement to the column that ran last week. Here are Merritt’s answers to our standard questions. Three favorite games It’s really interesting to … Continue reading

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On the Border: An interview with Merritt Kopas

This week’s On The Border guest is Merritt Kopas, a game designer and developer known for producing acclaimed indie titles such as Lim and Hugpunx. Well versed in the academic world, Kopas earned her Master’s degree in Sociology at the … Continue reading

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Game of the Day: HUGPUNX by Merritt Kopas

Merritt Kopas’s latest is an incredibly delightful game about hugging. She writes, “I think more games should be about hugging,” and I totally agree. Play it and read more about it here! It will definitely brighten your day. See more … Continue reading

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Game of the Day: Conversations With My Mother, by Merritt Kopas

Merritt Kopas released a new Twine game today called Conversations With My Mother. It’s an affecting piece, strongly executed. Play it. Click here for more games of the day.

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A Mile in Her Shoes: Teaching Transphobia through Video Games

I had tried to teach my students in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 about transphobia before. When I unwittingly assigned them a classic feminist essay that contained some transphobic language (including an uncritical quotation of Janice Raymond, the use … Continue reading

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TransMovement: Freedom and Constraint in Queer and Open World Games

Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading

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“Fundlaser” to help Merritt Kopas

Edit: In the time it took me to write this post, Merritt’s fundraiser is now 125% of it’s original goal.  However, any additional funds you have to offer would certainly help her out in ongoing treatments or even in helping … Continue reading

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