Queer Game Narrative in Queers in love at the End of the World


Image credit: Queers in Love At the End of the World. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/11/verse-queers-in-love-at-the-end-of-the-world-anna-anthropy

Queers in love at the End of the World is a hypertext game in which the player has ten seconds to interact with their partner before the game ends. With a timer counting down, it opens with “In the end, like you always said, it’s just the two of you together. You have ten seconds, but there’s so much you want to do: kiss her, hold her, take her hand, tell her.”, where the player can proceed in any number of directions through the bold hyperlink options. There is little time to savor the tender moments between the two queer lovers (by design) and Anthropy has described this Twine experiment as a way of capturing “the transformative, transcendent power of queer love.”

LGBTQ references in this game:

Queer Game Narrative in Queers in love at the End of the World


  1. Anna Anthropy. (2016). Queers in love at the end of the world (game page). Itch.io. Retrieved from https://w.itch.io/end-of-the-world
  2. (n.d.). Queers in love at the end of the world. Rhizome Art. Retrieved from https://rhizome.org/art/artbase/artwork/queers-in-love-at-the-end-of-the-world/
  3. Khee Hoon Chan. (2016, November 26). Queers in Love Reminds Us to Live and Love. Unwinnable. Retrieved from http://www.unwinnable.com/2016/11/29/queers-in-love-reminds-us-to-live-and-love/
  4. Cara Ellison. (2014, December 11). A verse about Queers in Love at the End of the World. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/11/verse-queers-in-love-at-the-end-of-the-world-anna-anthropy