This blog focuses on recording my experiences with game design. A lot of the entries here will form the basis of an autoethnographic study of my design practice.

Jess Rowan Marcotte (they/them) is a queer game designer, writer, maker, teacher, and PhD candidate currently based out of the TAG lab (Concordia University). Their research focuses on physical-digital hybrid games from an intersectional feminist perspective. They teach game studies courses and game design workshops, and co-organize the Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon). Their most recent work includes “Flip the Script!”, a hybrid puppetry game that asks players to imagine alternate presents and futures based on their personal experiences, “Sandra’s Keys”, an escape room about older adult mistreatment (B/OLD, RECAA, ACT), and “TRACES”, a hybrid game about trans experiences and time travel. Their current, untitled work, explores the affordances of carry-on suitcases, puzzles, and written messages as tools for self-exploration and creating intimacy between strangers who may never meet face to face.

You can find me on Twitter at @jekagames. You can email me at jess[dot]ro[dot]marcotte[at]gmail[dot]com. If you are interested in being a part of my list of playtesters, please check out my mailing list!

You can read more on the TAG website!

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