Free, booking required


Mon 21 Mar
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Victorian Pride Centre
79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia


Wheelchair Access

Make Innovative: Queer Indie Games

Make Innovative: Queer Indie Games Past Event

Presented by Monash University, Department of Design

Queer representation is crucial in mainstream media just as it is important in independent media. Independent games are often self-published and self-funded, and as a result, they are highly innovative, risk-taking, and face what the mainstream media dare not. Through the stories, game narratives, and experiences, the designers will present a curated collection of queer indie games, discuss how these games have gone beyond just representation, and invite the audience to explore them with heart.


Xavier Ho

Xavier Ho is a creative technologist and visualisation designer at Monash University’s XYX Lab. His research focus is design-led, inquiring in queer studies, specifically in game studies and design research methodologies. In his work, he pursues technology-led visualisation projects with a designerly way of knowing, encouraging design experimentation. Xavier is passionate about LGBT+ equality. He practices barebow archery with his boyfriend.

Remedios Perez Escobar

Remedios Perez Escobar is a strategist designer with a background in social innovation and corporate problem-solving. Through her applied design thinking work, she actively seeks to understand motivations that drive a need. Her multidisciplinary training in design and technology empowers her to create a wide range of human-centred solutions with a focus on designing for social needs. She approaches problems and solves them with art, in any of its forms.

Natalie Tran

Natalie Tran is a student currently studying a double degree of Information Technology and Communication Design at Monash University. She specialises in UXUI design and is interested in learning about research and data visualisation at a deeper level. She has deep appreciation for video games and the ways players interact with them and how they present experiences. Natalie also has passion for illustration and enjoys drawing and posting art online in her spare time.