What exactly is a gay game?
When I first spoke with Up Multimedia’s Luke Miller back in 2013, My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant was already out – and proud – on PC. Miller touted the title as “Gayest Game Ever Made”, eventually taking it to Steam via its Greenlight service. Despite his game’s success, Miller’s answer to that relatively simple question wasn’t that clear-cut back in the day.
“I tried to make a game where everything was openly gay, from the characters to the vegetables to the aliens. And not just gay but un-apologetically gay,” Miller said. Despite his creation being gayer than a dozen rainbows, Miller thought the real question was whether or not he’d actually made a gay title…
Two and a half years later and hard at work on a follow-up called Escape from Pleasure Planet, Miller is now full of a newfound confidence.