I take queer themed games seriously, so when I see one that seems to be poking fun at the gay community I get ready to rip into it. As I read Queer Quest’s pitch I thought this would be one such situation, but looks can be deceiving. Despite my initial impression, I think there’s more to the game than I originally thought.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of Queer Quest Kickstarter at first. Some of the text could have been worded better, particularly at the beginning. As I read further into it I realized there’s a story worth exploring. We aren’t told much about it beyond the protagonist trying to rescue her girlfriend, but it looks like the start of an interesting adventure.
I would love to know more about the characters, plot, and inspirations behind the story. Thankfully, that’s what updates are for, but it would be nice to have more depth in the campaign page. We do know the game is based on real life events in Portland, Oregon. This could be something that’s worth exploring more deeply.
Get Ready to Wait
Aside from a questionable choice of wording in the pitch, the only problem I see with Queer Quest is the three year development time frame. Kickstarter projects are known for having antsy backers who want their game in a timely manner instead of waiting several years for it to see the light of day.
After re-reading the pitch, I realize there’s a lot of potential with Queer Quest. Phrases like “point and clit” are off-putting, but I really would like to see more information about the game. For now, I’ll have it starred, and hopefully with more updates I’ll be swayed one way or the other. After all, it is still a queer adventure game.