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Boob Jam Looks to Take Sexualization Out of Breasts

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Posted August 2, 2013 by Kat in News
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Journalist Jenn Frank recently made a half-joking tweet about the possibility of creating a game in non-sexual ways about breasts.  Obviously, these are something that already play a large role in the industry, but most often in the very sexualized, male-appealing, jiggly way.  So when Frank received positive feedback from others within the industry, she decided to take it a step further, and has since created a full on Boob Jam with this game creation specifically in mind.

This Boob Jam (a riff on the normally titled “Game Jam”), as other Game Jams, will allow a variety of individuals to contribute ideas for this game, and do it in a way that is both interesting and fun.  What’s more, unlike other Game James, this does not appear to be restricted to already-established developers, as the website’s description of the “Who” section indicates an openness to accepting submissions from anyone interested.  And instead of the usual 24-48 hour window, instead, the timeline for submission is from now until the end of September.

With the tagline “Let’s demystify boobs!” Frank describes the various intents of this project on the website.  As she writes, “What if a video game promoted breast health, narrated the terror of illness, or described the process of developing breasts, especially from a transwoman’s perspective… What would happen if we collectively took a “boob” out of the normative, mainstream view—which is to say, as a sexual object for straight cisgender men—and instead described our own relationships, sometimes sexual and often not, with our own racks? And as a game, could that be fun to play?”  As Frank discusses it, this project could very well help take out a lot of the power of video game designers in the overly-sexualized, and outrageously unrealistic, utilization of breasts purely for the titillation of male players, which is certainly an admirable goal.  We’ll all have to wait until the end of September to see the best of what contributors have managed to come up with.

Source: Eurogamer


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