Hi, I'm Christine Love! I write games with too many words in them about women and queerness and technology, and I believe strongly in the power of cuteness. You can read more about me here! And this is what I look like.

talk to me:
christine@loveconquersallgames.com
@christinelove on Twitter

some things I've done:

twine stuff:
Even Cowgirls Bleed (source)
Magical Maiden Madison (source)
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syakesan:

what an assholedon’t hurt me I love personifying things ….
transparent/non effects version

syakesan:

what an asshole
don’t hurt me I love personifying things ….

transparent/non effects version

(Source: mechkami)

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playerprophet:

Ugh Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus were so good. I have a lot of feelings about sassy AIs, whether they be hyperfemme BAMFs or conditioned misogynists.

playerprophet:

Ugh Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus were so good. I have a lot of feelings about sassy AIs, whether they be hyperfemme BAMFs or conditioned misogynists.

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dodostad:

Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus have taken over my life… so here’s *Mute doodle!

dodostad:

Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus have taken over my life… so here’s *Mute doodle!

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yubishines:

When I first played Digital: A Love Story, I used an OC for the player character instead of myself, and now whenever I think of the game I can only envision the protagonist as a wee twelve year old baby hacker. 

No, no, that’s perfect. The protagonist of Digital is “you, when you were a kid.”

yubishines:

When I first played Digital: A Love Story, I used an OC for the player character instead of myself, and now whenever I think of the game I can only envision the protagonist as a wee twelve year old baby hacker. 

No, no, that’s perfect. The protagonist of Digital is “you, when you were a kid.”

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dataerase:

Whoever bought Jacket for Weeaboo Scum from my Paom, would you be comfortable sending me a selfie of you wearing it once you get it? I really wanna see how the bomber jackets look on people.

Sure thing!

(To everyone else, it’s from here, and it’s amazing.)

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First Person Scholar: “How to include women… sort of.” …You previously talked about not really having realism as a goal, that sincerity and accuracy are part of the goal but not realism. Do you mind expanding on that?

Christine Love: Sure. I think realism is… a tendency to get lost in surface details. If you want to learn something about the way people are, about the way people act, the way things unfold, the way social systems work, I don’t think realism is what you should be focusing on there. Realism is trying to make sure every single blade of grass looks perfect. But what does that actually teach you? So a lot of stuff I do, I deliberately exaggerate. I find that subtle is sometimes useful, but very rarely, frankly. So… Analogue looks at a real historical situation. I don’t exaggerate any of the historical attitudes. If anything, they’re a little underplayed because I thought the audience might be completely turned off if it went to the real historical level. It’s a fundamental looking at an extreme situation. It’s looking at something that’s an exaggerated form of sexism by our standards, and the hope is that a player can look at that and then learn from it. They can go, “Oh, that’s kind of similar to what we do here, actually. Oh, wait marriage is about that with us, we just don’t see it, because we’re slightly more subdued.” So realism is about presenting the world the way you see it. But I’m not concerned with what you already see. I’m concerned with what you’re not seeing.

I did an interview with First Person Scholar, and I think it’s one of the best I’ve done in a long time! Just a really good conversation. You can read it here.

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gamingsfeministilluminati:

shhhh it’s a secret

gamingsfeministilluminati:

shhhh it’s a secret

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darcydee:

Playing with the Interstellar Selfie Station demo is maybe my new favourite thing.

Also that other head is Adam - I ain’t no Chimera.

WOW, CUTIES. (interstellarselfiestation.com)

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A BRIEF ROUND-UP OF PEOPLE I’VE TALKED TO LATELY
In case you REALLY WANTED to hear the unpleasantly pitched drone of my voice, but weren’t able to see me in person on the weekend!

Jonathan Holmes came with me into the Interstellar Selfie Station photobooth at PAX East and I have been told by reliable sources that it is “adorable.”
I was on the LocaLAIse This! podcast, talking about the Korean and Japanese localizations of Analogue and Hate Plus and how much I hate money.
MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL, some random nerds invited me onto a podcast to talk about how much I love boobs and also Kill La Kill.

A BRIEF ROUND-UP OF PEOPLE I’VE TALKED TO LATELY In case you REALLY WANTED to hear the unpleasantly pitched drone of my voice, but weren’t able to see me in person on the weekend!

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Good show, everyone! I think we all successfully managed to make PAX a little bit queerer and a whole lot cuter in our corner of the show floor!