Queer Me is a digital game library that works to curate video games as queer experiences for young people. The Queer Me library website offers young users a selection of video games (as well as a few other multimodal digital texts) which offer the opportunity to explore diverse gender and sexuality expressions; that is to say, games which offer, in some form, a queer perspective through play.
Video game platforms are unique technological spaces where social practices take place around specific interests – they have also traditionally been most popular with young people. Games themselves, each with their own interactive narrative structure, become critical tools for young people to encounter, explore, and try out diverse queer identities, as well as for playfully theorising new, queer perspectives on the world. The Queer Me library is an attempt to create a web archive of these tools, and curate them for users according to their level of queer experience.
The Queer Games Library hopes to make a space within the world of gaming where young people can have safe and positive experiences with queerness, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, by promoting queer perspectives through play.