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Episode 155 [in English]: Spirit Swapping with Alex of SoftNotWeak

Alex (Lebanese, pronouns they/them) co-founder  studio SoftNotWeak discusses with Ellie their new game currently in development called Spirit Swap: Lofi Beats to Match-3 To. It is an action-puzzle game set in a lush, narrative-driven world of witchy demons. Everyone is non-binary in this one.

Ellie and Alex discuss killing ourselves for a white audience, white education by minorities in corporate America, hating on trash representation, Call of Duty, QPOC joy, business structuring, the over representation of traumatized white lesbians as a genre, the failures of changing the system from within, the Gerudo apologists that are us, excellent head cannon, the most important question of our age: “why shouldn’t all characters be queer SWANA folk.”

This gets super nerdy! Come for the indie dev interview, stay for the Zelda fannon.

Episode Links!

Game demo here! https://softnotweak.itch.io/
Kicktstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/softnotweak/spirit-swap – also has a demo link
SoftNotWeak  https://twitter.com/SoftNotWeak
Alex’s Twitter https://twitter.com/dirtbagboyfren
Game site https://www.spiritswapgame.com/
Steam Page https://store.steampowered.com/app/1592170/Spirit_Swap_Lofi_Beats_to_Match3_To/
Outro song was the Spirit Swap theme by melty canon ( https://soundcloud.com/MELTYCANON )  which you can listen to and follow here on sound cloud https://soundcloud.com/user-473041563/spirit-swap-theme-by-meltycanon

Promised Art!

Note: this episode was posted early to give their kickstarter more exposure and is our episode for the week!

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Episode 152: Mloukhiyyé

Mloukhiyyé is a Beirut-based artist working with pixel art, text, video games, drag and more! They discussed their past and future projects, including illustrations of performers in and around the Lebanese drag scene, video games that reflect social and environmental issues, an illustrated book about Lebanese queer slang, and a piece involving Tatreez and Lebanese herbs. 

We also talked about their journey into queer identity, why they chose the mloukhiyye leaf as their namesake, pronouns in Arabic, misogyny and homophobia within gaming circles, why queer people like Animal Crossing, and more!

Shoutout to some of the artists and organizations mentioned in this episode:

@havenforartists

@tatreezandtea

@swana.ancestral

@alexa_milano

@dancingqueerofficial

@anamasreyaxo

 

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