Pride at Play: Queer Games Exhibition
Immersive & Interactive , Digital, Visual Art & Design

Pride at Play: Queer Games Exhibition

Tue 21 Feb - Sat 4 Mar | 6 hours SCA Project Space

PRIDE AT PLAY lets you explore the world of queer indie games. Play computer games while also contributing to advanced research on how computer games can enable queer experience.

Welcome to what has been dubbed the gaming century. We invite everyone to come and explore the world of queer indie games. Conceived by award-winning interactive designer Xavier Ho, this exhibition activates the SCA Project Space, a quirky hidden gallery inside the Quadrangle which now holds a suite of computers pre-loaded with queer games waiting for you and your friends to play.

It has been 45 years since the inception of Mardi Gras in protest against police violence. While the world is very different now, young queer folks still find it difficult to imagine positive futures. Many of these young people are digital natives who find meaning and creativity, not only in parades and parties, or literature and theatre, but in playing computer games that reflect their stories and experience. PRIDE AT PLAY makes queer indie games available to gamers of all spots and stripes and furthers research already underway at the University of Sydney’s Games and Play Lab.

Xavier Ho is an interdisciplinary creative technologist and designer. He is a recipient of the inaugural CSIRO Medal for Diversity and Inclusion for his contributions in raising awareness for LGBTQIA+ issues in the organisation. He was a finalist in the 2020 Victorian Premier Design Awards in the Digital Design category. As a games researcher, Xavier investigates representations of gender and sexuality and thinks about what queer experiences are possible in games. His work has previously been exhibited at the Victorian Pride Centre.

This is a FREE, drop-in event!

Show details

Show details
  • 6 hours
  • Venue : SCA Project Space
Performance notes
  • Things to note: The venue will be darkened to enhance digital display of games
  • Performance accessibility:
    Tuesday 21 Feb
  • Performance accessibility:
    Wednesday 22 Feb
  • Performance accessibility:
    Thursday 23 Feb
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Venue details & accessibility
SCA Project Space

Room 201B Macleay Bldg University of Sydney, Camperdown
Telephone: 8627 8965

Dates and times

SCA Project Space

Tuesday 21 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Wednesday 22 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Thursday 23 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Friday 24 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Saturday 25 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Monday 27 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Tuesday 28 Feb - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Wednesday 01 Mar - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Thursday 02 Mar - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Friday 03 Mar - 10:00am

SCA Project Space

Saturday 04 Mar - 10:00am
Presented by
  • Sydney College of the Arts and the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre, University of Sydney