SPOTLIGHT

Celebrating Pride Month with XboxEra

As many may be aware of June is pride month. To celebrate this we’re doing something special for our community. XboxEra is an inclusive place where everyone irrespective of race, gender or sexuality should be able to enjoy our community and the games we play. This is why we’re doing a giveaway and everyone on the forums has a chance to win.

First of all I want to do a shoutout to some games to play during this month all available on Xbox Game Pass.

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  • Ikenfell

Available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, Ikenfell is an openly queer tactical RPG about friendship, acceptance and love.

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  • Undertale

Available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, Undertale is an entirely different game made by Toby Fox about a character who has fallen into the Underground. It’s a top down RPG with a gender fluid hero.

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  • Tell Me Why

Available for free for everyone during Pride Month on Xbox, Steam and Windows 10. Also available on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. Tell Me Why is the first game by a large publisher featuring a trans protagonist. But, the main themes of the game aren’t focusing on this, but on community, grief and love.

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The Queer Games Bundle 2021

Before we get to the XboxEra giveaway I want to give a shoutout to the itch.io queer bundle. Queer Games Bundle 2021 by queergamesbundle and 195 others – itch.io 2

If we had 1/3rd of the budget of an AAA game, we could give every solo developer a livable wage for a year and every single team a massive funding boost. Imagine what the developers and artists in this bundle could create a year from now if they weren’t worried about starving or how to pay their rent this month.

Purchasing the Queer Games Bundle is a direct action that you can take right now to support queer people in a life changing way and in exchange you get over 200 amazing, heartfelt, fun, and radical games.

Help nurture our diverse queer arts community, fund the creation of the next great game you love, and find your new favorite game by purchasing the bundle today < 3

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Oh, and check out the official Xbox Gear shop: Xbox PRIDE – Xbox Gear Shop 1 and maybe we should even push Microsoft a bit so they release the pride controller to the public.

XboxEra Giveaway

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Now, to celebrate Pride Month and interactive media that helps understanding and acceptation XboxEra is encouraging members of the community to play games mentioned above (or one of the many others; Gayming Magazine – For gaymers everywhere is a great source for this!)

To celebrate this we’ve got 4 codes for Life is Strange: Before the Storm on Xbox to give away to our community. If you want a chance to win this game post a comment in this thread. Bonus chances if you tell us about some of the LGBTQ+ games you’ve played in the past.

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

28 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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