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Melbourne Queer Games Festival 19 accepting submissions

Melbourne Queer Games Festival 19 (MQGF) is accepting submissions from developers of LGBTIQ video games from around the world ahead of a lofi and downloadable event that coincides with Melbourne International Games Week.

Just like its inaugural event in 2018, the MQGF strives to “inform, entertain and challenge LGBTIQ players by reflecting their lives in games” and “bring the best of world queer culture to Melbourne and enhance the reputation of Australian game developers.”

In order to accomplish its mission statement, the festival is looking for “big games, small games, fun games, serious games [and] trash games.” Submissions can be submitted from now until 20 September, with the festival itself taking place on 8 October. Developers can submit their titles here.

If you’re not a developer but would like to help the festival out, it’s also seeking volunteers to stream shortlisted games in thirty minute intervals as part of the big event. To register your interest as a volunteer, head here.

“We’re really hoping that every type of LGBTIQ developer, including people who do it as a hobby or perhaps those that aren’t confident in their game dev skills, will share their games with us,” MGQF organiser, Luke Miller, told Stevivor last year.

The festival will showcase queer games with a the 8 October livestream, alongside support offered through its official website, downloadable app and awards programme. Ahead of the big event, you can also join the festival’s mailing list here.

Stevivor is proud to serve the Melbourne Queer Games Festival as its official media partner.

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