Have you ever been watching a favorite show or reading a book and found yourself wishing the characters in it were more like you? Maybe you even re-imagined your favorite characters with different features, or love interests. Genre role-playing games and media are all about creating worlds without limits—and that is what this festival is all about.
The Decolonize & Discover Festival was created with the desire to amplify the voices of BIPOC, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and people with disabilities within the worlds of creative storytelling. At Decolonize & Discover we invite you to try LARPing, cosplaying, podcasting, and more—to delve into the creative arts and tell a story that is uniquely yours.
Through role-playing, panels, music, food, and workshops we hope to foster a community that you’ll return to year after year.
Decolonize & Discover—where you are the main character and your story awaits.
The big announcement dropped last week: in August 2022 RETCON Games will release its first game, GOOD BONES. The announcement got a lot of love, which I am truly grateful for. There was also the obvious question—what is RETCON Games?
RETCON Games is a game studio—you could call it a micro-studio, considering it houses just one person right now (hi, it’s me, Jes). It was established 2021 as a natural expansion of sister project RETCON Magazine. The studio’s goal is to create memorable narrative experiences, showcasing diverse perspectives and stories.
The first of these experiences, GOOD BONES, is a haunting point-and-click adventure where player choices matter. And there are already plans for more narrative-focused games down the road, as the team grows.
The aim of RETCON Games is to make space for stories that haven’t been given a chance to be told and for creators that haven’t been given a chance to shine. Everyone deserves to see themselves in games. And with each release, RETCON Games hopes to grow a community of folks who finally feel seen.
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