Year: 2009

Creator: Robert Yang

Country: US

Genre: Experimental single-player narrative

Platform: PC


Image credit: Robert Yang, Radiator Design Blog

Robert Yang’s Radiator is an experimental, gay relationship-themed, single-player narrative game and a third party Half Life 2 mod independently published in 2009. It consists of two parts. Part one, “Polaris”, finds the player stargazing after a bad date. Part two, “Handle with Care”, puts the player and their husband in an interminable, stressful marriage counseling session. Volume 2 of Radiator was released in 2011.

LGBTQ references in this game:


1. http://www.radiator.debacle.us

2. http://www.blog.radiator.debacle.us