Awards and Publications
- Key facts
- Featured work
- Games and interactive media
- Traditional creative writing
- Academic papers
- Academic conferences and lectures
- Games writing
- More non-fiction
- Panels and presentations
Games and Interactive Media
Killing Time at Lightspeed
More game releases available here.
'Fixed and Forever'
'A Drop in the Ocean'
'Coin of Fate'
'Waiting in the Wings'
Academic and Non-Fiction
'Moving beyond the self: How blog posts can inspire narratives of representation'
'Using Twine as a Therapeutic Writing Tool
'Does Nature Writing Successfully Breach the
Conferences and lectures
'Representations of Queer Identity in Games from 2013–2015'
'Impossible Identities: The Limitations of Character Creation Systems'
'Making the LGBTQ Game Archive and Queerly Represent Me Database'
'Moving Beyond the Self:
'I Exist: Improving the Representation of Queer
'Using Twine as a Therapeutic Writing Tool
'Queer Representation in Videogames' guest lecture
'Dungeons & Dragons & roleplaying on Neopets'
'Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator'
'Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles'
'Apparently there are games on Netflix now'
'Pokémon Go: Does accessibility need to be the ultimate goal of game design?'
'Dress up games - my new favourite thing EVER'
'Horizon Zero Dawn was made for me'
'Old Man’s Journey'
'LawBreakers: How it differs from other hero shooters and hopes to avoid a toxic game community'
'GX Australia: The celebration and the call to action'
'Yooka-Laylee: A lizard, a bat, a Lombax, and a robot walk into a bar'
'Romancing the alien: Queer identity in video games'
'Profile: Gio Coutinho, Rigging Artist at Rooster Teeth'
'An Interview with Rooster Teeth Rigging Artist Gio Coutinho'
'Gio Coutinho Interview (Rooster Teeth)'
'Conversations from the 'Final Fantasy XV' Locker Room'
'Hey, Pokémon - we need to talk'
'Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls'
'Queer representation in games:
'Dishonored 2 (EB Expo 2016)'
'Couch Play at EB Expo 2016'
'PlayStation VR (EB Expo 2016)'
'Queer Identity & Diversity: The Winners of Rainbow Jam ’16'
'Pokemon GO is Seriously Important'
'Character Ecology: A Daunting Task'
'Women in games - Sexuality, empowerment, and... vaginas'
'Ratchet and Clank'
'Wordcast: Stardew Valley'
'Designing Diversity: Making Fairy Tale'
'Stardew Valley is my life now'
'In defense of the unreliable narrator'
'Firewatch: The (re)view from my lookout'
'His Apocalypse: Normativity in Fallout 4'
'Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders'
'The Beginner's Guide and Walls'
'Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star'
'Sick Heroes at PAX 2015'
'Welcome Home: My First PAX Aus Experience'
'Guitar Hero Live (EB Expo 2015 Hands On)'
'Some Journeys are worth coming back to'
'The Curious Case of Roach'
'On Being a 'Girl Gamer''
Film, television, and book reviews
Dan Golding and Lenna van Deventer's Game Changers
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor's Welcome to Night Vale
Eliza Henry Jones's In the Quiet
Far from the Madding Crowd
Mad Max: Fury Road
Fast and Furious 7
Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Andrew J McKiernan's Last Year, Last Year, When We Were Young
Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready
'How I reclaimed my wedding dress after my divorce'
Writing craft articles
'A Guide to Editing'
'Another way index cards can help your writing'
'Reasons to triple your daily word count commitment with NaNoWriMo'
Bacon and Onion Muffins on Burn Bright
Mini Bread Cup Quiches on Burn Bright
Chocolate Mug Cake on Burn Bright
Rocky Road on Burn Bright
Regular host of System Links Podcast.
Special guest on Episode 0 of Queerly Represent Me's 'Book' Club podcast.
Panels and presentations
Heroes Like Us: Representation of Queer Identity in Games
Redefining Games: Prepare for Unforeseen Consequences
Sick Heroes: Exploring Representations of Illness in Games
Rocket League: Community Building in Competitive Games
Interview in Broadly about Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator and queerness in games. Available here.
Interview with Eva Lantsoght regarding doctoral work and processes for PhD Talk. Available here.
Interviewed by Jack Crinji for Queer Radio on 4ZZZ.
Interview with Al Rosenberg for Women Write About Comics about my work in the games industry. Available here.
Interview with Rebecca Douglas, writer in residence for the South Australian Writer's Centre 2015/2016, about my work in the games industry. Available here.
Spotlight on me and my work at MDP Web. Available here.
Interview with Martin at 'Needle in the Hay' about my writing and current projects. Available here.
Nominated for the University of the Sunshine Coast's 2017 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards.
Nominated for Hero Award and the Student / LGBTI Rising Star Award in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2018.
Finalist for the 'Campaigner' award in the 2017 Women in Games awards, presented by Xbox.
Finalist for the 'Trail Blazer' award in the 2017 Women in Games awards, presented by Xbox.
Featured on the 2016 MCV 30 under 30 list.
Won the 'Bending the Blending' award (with course coordinator Colleen Stieler-Hunt) for blended teaching techniques in SGD100 at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Awarded #25 on the LOTL Powerlist 2016.
Nominated for Journalist of the Year in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017.
Won the USC Advance Award for Advancing the Student Experience as part of the Student Success Team at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Awarded a Faculty Commendation for Academic Excellence upon graduating from undergraduate study in 2015.
Member of Girl Geek Academy.
Mentor of #Tasjam in January 2017. Read about my adventures in Hobart here.
Curated @TwkLGBTQ rotation twitter account from 1 January 2017 to 7 January 2017.
SelfCare_Bot (a Twitter bot I designed to tweet self-care tips and affirmations every hour) was mentioned by Brie Code in this Killscreen article, in an article on CheckPoint, and on Remeshed. The bot was also discussed during an episode of Jupi Plays Indie Games (8:10).
Judge of #RainbowJam16 game jam, with profile available here.
My game Fairy Tale was discussed in Unconsoleable episode 45 (at approximately 52min 30sec).
Recommended by Alexander Ocias on his website.
Featured author in Myk Pilgrim's 'League of Imaginary Friends'
Featured in the 'Milestones' section of WQ Magazine
My work—creative and non-fiction, serious and silly—can be found in various locations online and in print. Some of my work has won or been short-listed for awards. I have also been spotlighted and interviewed on occasion. On this page, you can find information about all of this and more.
Access my job titles, key projects, education, and bios on my About page.
Check out my press kits here.
Dungeons & Dragons & roleplaying on NeopetsFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.
Horizon Zero Dawn was made for meFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.
GX Australia: The celebration and the call to actionFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.
Conversations from the 'Final Fantasy XV' Locker RoomFeature published on FemHype.
Women in games - Sexuality, empowerment, and... vaginasFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.
Exchanging Marriage Plows: Gender and Sexuality in Stardew ValleyFeature published on FemHype.
Reflections on 'Game Changers'Feature published on PlayWrite.
His Apocalypse: Normativity in Fallout 4Feature published on PlayWrite.
Some Journeys are worth coming back toFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.
RumoursFlash fiction to be published in stage two of The Lane of Unusual Traders.
The Curious Case of RoachFeature published on PC & Tech Authority.