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This 2-player LARP is about kissing and being queer and resisting fascism. Love cannot always conquer all, but it is better to be with the people you love than to let them win. PUNCH NAZIS


Use enthusiastic consent when playing this game, and make sure to look out for your own emotions and the emotions of other players.

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Kissing Comrades plain text.pdf 19 kB
Kissing Comrades layout.pdf 19 MB

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lets go and fill moomin valley with crime!

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Is this "game" some sort of joke? Am I missing something?

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yes, yes it is a joke. i think you are missing something

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The creator says it's not

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yeah you are missing something. this game exists in a genre of other queer intimacy games, and is not a joke. This isn't a tabletop game about an adventure, and you don't play a character. Think of it like emotional tag. I want people to play this game, discuss their issues, get some validation, and maybe smooch at the end.

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As a game designer, by reading the "rules" I'm not even sure it can be considered a game in the first place tbh.  When I asked if I was missing something is simply because it felt to me like it's  some sort of joke, I was wondering if it was made seriously or not, not because I was confused about the concept. (Just in case and since the only negative comment I saw was removed, gay gnc man here so it's not phobia or anything)

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It's okay. The debate on what is and isn't a game is a long one, but suffice it to say this is a game. Expand your definition of game. I'd encourage you to learn more about the lyric games and other experimental games movements which are very active here on itch.

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A amazing game of queer love in the face of fascism and just shows well a skilled designer can do so much with 200 words.

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A goddamn delight is what this game is. Also, more emotional than I expected, in a very good way.

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this is motherfucking fantastic anybody who thinks otherwise can suck my dick. 

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I plan on tweaking this to fit 4 players for the near future. 1312 be gay do crimes :0

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hell yeah

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POG

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Is this the Antifa training manual?

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Yeah more or less.

it was infact a part of the Antifa game jam:
https://itch.io/jam/antifa-game-jam/entries

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NO!

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I have definitely played this game in spirit before I knew it existed. Would play and would buy again. In the words of the sages of our age, "Be Gay, Do Crimes" <3

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this bundle has some interesting inclusions, Honestly I espescially love the marketing on this game

Be Gay

Do Crimes

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be gay do crimes moment

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Are there more screenshots?

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It's a single-page game in pdf format, so a great way to see a screenshot is to just open the pdf!

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One of the most compelling works of interactive media, if not all artistic expression itself, of our contemporary times.

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yeah I'm sure that the game with the thumbnail BE GAY, DO CRIMES is helping this anti-police brutality bundle sell.

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deal with it.

it definitely contributed to my purchase.

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Literally the reason I bought it.

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This 2-player LARP is about kissing and being queer and resisting fascism.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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actually yeah it made me buy this entire bundle

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The people who say they bought the bundle because of it, I don't know how to tell you this, but... the game's free.

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This game is the whole reason I spent $50 on this bundle. And I only noticed the game because of it's charming thumbnail.

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Hi there! I'm going to make the assumption you're bringing this up in good faith. If you take a read through the game, you'll notice that it's about how being LGBTQ+ has a history of being criminalized, and is criminal in many places still today. It's about loving your queer love, despite it being a crime. This game suggests "be gay do crimes" precisely because being gay is a crime itself. It's a great inclusion in this bundle, one could argue, because it points out that not all laws are just, and not all "crimes" should be considered crimes. I hope that helps you understand a bit better, have a nice day!

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Yeah, I'm sorry about being judgey. I merely thought it was out of place in an anti police bundle since perceived crime and later escalation is what got george floyd killed. I made my observation without being clear and I deserve to be downvoted for it. Even if your game's free including it means the bundle as a whole appeals to a wider audience. I guess I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover (literally-ish.).

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"anti-police bundle"

I'm sure your comments are all in good faith and you will not misrepresent reality in a twisted and slightly disgusting way.

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I meant anti-police as in anti-police brutailty.

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Well, in that case I concede my case and agree with you.

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Escalation? All Floyd did was have an anxiety attack and fall down.

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The original meaning of "gay" was "happy / merry" (as in "make the Yuletide gay!"). Only in recent times has it changed to refer to a person who is homosexual. "Be happy, commit crimes" kind of makes sense though. :-) Speaking of trivia, "queer" also had another meaning long ago.

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... and still does.

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The bundle made over $8 million spread out across 814k people . Somehow I don't think it had any trouble selling.

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I love this game. This is just my wife and I all the time. ♡♡♡

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I like that game. I would like to print it and give away on a festival. So I ask for permission... :D

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