Queer Game Narrative in Succulent

Year: 2015

Creator: Robert Yang

Country: US

Succulent, a short, free first-person game where players watch a man eat a popsicle, was created by Robert Yang, an indie game developer, academic, and writer. What is initially an allusion to the “homo pop” genre is transformed into critical reflection. Gameplay is only 2-4 minutes long, it can be downloaded for free from here.

LGBTQ references in this game:

Queer Game Narrative in Succulent


  1. Matulef, J. (January 14, 2015). Retrieved from http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-14-succulent-popsicle-parody-game
  2. O’Connor, A. (January 15, 2015). “Watch A Dude Stick Stuff In His Mouth”: Succulent. Retrieved from http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/01/15/succulent-ice-lolly-sucking-game
  3. Robert Yang is an indie game developer, academic, and writer, based in New York City. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://debacle.us 
  4. Succulent. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://radiatoryang.itch.io/succulent
  5. Succulent (1 minute teaser / demo, free game). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx_HmNDH7lw
  6. Want To Suck? Play The “Succulent” Game. (January 14, 2015). Retrieved from https://n4g.com/news/1653822/want-to-suck-play-the-succulent-game
  7. With a Popsicle and ‘Immersive Cheek Physics,’ Succulent Takes on Sex in Games. (January 18, 2015). Retrieved from http://motherboard.vice.com/read/with-a-popsicle-and-immersive-cheek-physics-succulent-takes-on-sex-in-games
  8. Yang, R. (January 13, 2015). “Succulent” as hypnotyzing homo hop homage. Retrieved from http://www.blog.radiator.debacle.us/2015/01/succulent-as-hypnotizing-homo-hop-homage.html