A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
In "Back Home", you will be the international student "Frances" who from China.
You need to follow her thoughts and consider her cultural situation to help her tell her parents the truth about her sexual performance. In this game, you can check the different characters' thoughts to collect more information to help you make the decision.
This is the key part of this game. It is not about win but understanding. The characters setting and the mechanic were inspired by Ruberg's, she points out in her article "Not gay as in Happy" that “identity, and culture in important new directions by prompting us to consider how queerness can be brought to games”(Ruberg).
Also, another important thing for this game is it provides a queer utopia world for the LGBTQ persons who do not come out to their families. "Games in all of their manifestations are a powerful place to imagine a queer utopia, not by simply imagining a better world but by giving players/makers/scholars/the tools for enacting new and better world"(Ruberg,8). I hope every LGBTQ player for this game can feel my game world's kindness and love.
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I'm blind it took me 2 years to learn how to use my devices independently. I love gaming but often there's not any or many accessible games I can find and play. I was just wondering since it doesn't say anywhere if there's accessibility options on the game after you download it? It's 100% OK if there's not but I just wanted to ask before downloading. Even if it's not accessible I'll look for a let's play of it on YouTube so I can experience it that way as well. The game sounds amazing and I definitely do want to play or experience it in some way. Please reply when you can. Thank You!
Hi there. Thank you so much for your interest in my game. Unfortunately, this game did not have an accessibility option. It is a school project when I was a third-year college student. So the game system is not complete. I'm sorry for that but please let me know if I can do anything to help you.
No worries. Do you know if there's any videos of people playing the game on YouTube? Or what to search to find videos of the game? I'd still love to enjoy it by finding videos of people playing it so I can still kind of experience it.
I'm so sorry I don't think there are any videos of my game. I don't even know if there is anyone play my game. But anyway, I really appreciated for your interest. If you like, I can find someone playtest again my game and record it for u, or I can record it to broadcast version if you want. Just let me know.
that's okay! For now it's fine you don't have to record it for me, but if I change my mind I'll definitely let you know!