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PowerGaming: Queer BDSM and Weird Little Games.

Lander, Max (2019) PowerGaming: Queer BDSM and Weird Little Games. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lander, Max

Powergaming is a series of game sketches exploring the ways Queer BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism) can inform the development of critically engaged games. More specifically, it is an investigation into the ways the considerations of Queer BDSM, such as the redefinition of pleasure, can be harnessed to create play that promotes queer subjectivities and challenges hetero/cisnormative play. Through designing specifically for the body as a site of brink/edge space, Powergaming uses the methods of feminist pornography to encourage the cross-pollination of meaning across these boundaries, with the ultimate goal of engendering queerly subversive play.

Date: 12 April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: BDSM, Game Design, Game Studies, Queer Studies, Queer Game Studies, Embodiment, Virtual Reality, Kink, Brink Games, Sexuality
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 13:42
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 22:15
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2462

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