Boob Jam Encourages Gamers To Think About Breasts Differently

These Games Are All About Boobs

Is there a place for narratives about boobs in video games?

Yes, according to longtime video game reviewer Jenn Frank, whose Twitter musing about a breast-centric video game is the impetus behind the "boob jam." This event invites video game developers to create a game or interactive experience "that talks about boobs without resorting to the 'straight male gaze.'"

Frank expanded on her idea on the Boob Jam website:

What if a video game promoted breast health, narrated the terror of illness, or described the process of developing breasts, especially from a transwoman’s perspective? What if a game simply described bra-shopping? (It’s tough! It’s expensive!)

Contributions to the jam so far include "Sleeping With Boobs," a piece of interactive fiction by game designer Del Angharad about how uncomfortable sleep can be for the large-breasted, and "Return To Eden," a game by Juan Rubio where players inhabit a male and female skin, completing equal tasks in each.

We're interested to see what else participants come up with -- and can we get some of these games at the app store, please?

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