BE GAY PLAY VIDEO GAMES! Happy Pride Month, from your friendly trans lesbian indie game lover. Here's this week's Indie Games On Sale Recommendation Thread.

The patch I'm currently working on will probably be the last one, if anybody has any *regular human names* they'd like to see in the game, it'd be best to suggest them within the next 24 hours 🐝📛docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

In some major news, I will be doing a stream with John Romero (yes, one of the legendary creators of DOOM!) Friday 11 AM Pacific time in an indigenous devs panel.
Yeah that guy! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rom

In case you weren't aware, in the midst of the legal battle between Apple and Epic games, Apple lawyers mentioned that Epic Games Store hosts the itch.io app. The itch.io store hosts games that include sexual content. Apple thinks that's bad. Instead of defending itch, Epic's lawyers went all 'we're only hosting the app, don't blame us, we don't approve of sex games'

Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

An Alphabet - ink & watercolor (commission)

Portrait format, click to see full pic!

I decided to go with a blueish shading and front lighting. This was a fun project, and a nice opportunity to use many reference pictures I took last week.

#drawing #illustration #type #typeset #font #typography #ink #watercolor #art #MastoArt #TraditionalArt

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A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

Neofeud is anti-capitalist, anti-racist & anti-imperialist cyberpunk. I'm a Native Hawaiian who made this game while working 40+ hrs in social services / teaching in ghettos, while homeless. Neofeud is my life, in art. Thread 1/?
silverspook.itch.io/neofeud

Good gender recognition laws do not end transphobia but they are a step in the right direction and make life easier for trans people.

Find out how it works in Argentina by reading our discussion with @mariarachid the law's author...

@Curator Hi there, I'd love to contribute to #MastoArtHeader.

I'm an artist from Switzerland who loves to draw robots, mushrooms and everything inbetween.

I've released a new tool called plus-x, which allows developers on Windows to set executable permissions for their game binaries in order to make them easier to run on Linux or Mac OS. It's small, easy to use, and has a rad logo cheeseness.itch.io/plus-x

I've started the course "Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101" on edx.org. I don't know what I'm doing. But here I am.

Remember to spread a little joy to those game developers who created something you love.

Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

** Award eligibility:
In 2020 I wrote and posted around 280 pieces of microfiction and poetry. If they have made you smile/think/feel, please consider nominating me for "Best Fan Writer".
(You can nominate for the Hugo award if you are a member of the 2020 or 2021 WorldCons.)

I'll do a proper sum-up-the-year post at some time later, when I have a spare brain, where I'll talk more about what I've done, what I haven't done, and what I'll be doing this year. **

DragonBear Studios are creating Innchanted, which draws inspiration from Indigenous culture and includes Indigenous developers on the team. Here's another ACMI interview with Paulina Samy talking about their work (relevant questions from 13:50) innchanted.com
youtube.com/watch?v=2-y56oveno

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Discrimination against trans people impacts their health. In Argentina, the life expectation of a trans person is 40 years old, half the one of a cis person. Read our interviews with the activists that are trying to change things for trans people...

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