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


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