Zoë Quinn on Life Since Gamergate and Her Erotic New Video Game

In the first episode of our new web series <em>VICE Gaming Meets</em>, the video game developer talks about online harassment and shows us her new dating simulation game inspired by Amazon bestseller Chuck Tingle.

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Aug 24 2016, 8:41pm
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In the first episode of our new web series VICE Gaming Meets, game designer Zoë Quinn takes us behind-the-scenes of her new comedy game, Project Tingler, which combines the absurd erotica stylings of Amazon bestseller Chuck Tingle with the full-motion video (FMV) games of the late 80s and early 90s. The result is a unique dating sim with garish yet charming low-budget aesthetics and scenery-chewing acting that would feel at home on a SEGA CD.

Quinn also opens up about depression, her relationship with video games, and life since Gamergate—the online movement that targeted her in 2014 after a jilted ex-boyfriend wrote a blog post inaccurately suggested that she received favorable coverage for her indie game Depression Quest after sleeping with a journalist. Quinn was subjected to a coordinated campaign of harassment, doxing, and violent threats that quickly spread to target other women in the gaming industry, as well as male gamers and developers who defended them.