Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky) is a writer, programmer, musician, and visual artist who creates games and playable experiences about gender identity, social awkwardness, and miscellaneous silliness. They have an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz, and in 2015, they were recognized among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Games. Squinky’s work has been featured in the Independent Games Festival and the IndieCade festival, as well as in venues ranging from the Smithsonian American Art Museum to an anarchist bookstore in Santa Cruz. Their PhD research focuses on the design of autobiographical games. When not making games, Squinky enjoys performing at queer open mics, crocheting monsters, petting other people’s cats, taking selfies, and doing impressions of Prince at karaoke.