In time for this year's pride season, Handsome Women Productions, in collaboration with Bearded Man Studios, presents the world's first gay fighting game, Gay Fighter Supreme, with ten LGBT fighters -- including drag queen Carrie Cupcake, GoGo Gary, lesbian Sappho Ethridge and twink Timmy Spears -- all competing to win the title of Gay Fight champion. "Gay Fighter Supreme" is available for purchase now on iTunes, Windows and Google Play.
"The idea for 'Gay Fighter Supreme' arose from banter between friends discussing our mutual love for '90s fighting games," says Michael Patrick, the game's founder and creator. "The characters are all influenced by dated jokes, pop culture icons, and camp. We wanted it to be like a pride parade gone rogue."
The game is intended to be irreverent, satirical, fun spirited and ironic. Says Melchor Cardenas, the games co-creator, "Anyone who mistakenly views the game as offensive or feels it perpetuates gay stereotypes is missing the point.
"It's pure satire. We don't mean to offend anyone. If it does offend someone, we hope it inspires them to create a fun queer themed game of their own."
In "Gay Fighter Supreme," ten LGBT fighters are competing to win the title of Gay Fight champion. Little do the fighters know, there is something ominous about the competition.
The League of Oppressive Self-Righteous Zealots (LOSRZ) are actually behind the tournament. They have created it for two reasons: To make the LGBT community destroy itself, and to brainwash the winner to carry out the League's nefarious plans.
"We designed the game play to be fun and entertaining, yet easy and understandable so that non-gamers can play," adds Cardenas.
Game play is simple. At the bottom of the screen are six rainbow buttons that emit white lights. To execute an attack, the player must quickly tap the white light. Missing a light allows the opposing character to attack. The game gets more challenging as lights move more rapidly, become multi-colored, or even falling from the ceiling. New characters and special attacks unlock as the player continues to defeat the opposition.
There are twelve levels in all. The final three characters that must be defeated to win the game are The League of Oppressive Self-Righteous Zealots (LOSRZ for short). They are the real enemies, a group whose aim is to wipe out the LGBT community by brainwashing its members and transforming them into gay hating cyborgs.
To preserve the tongue-in-cheek nature of the game, no blood or gore is ever seen in "Gay Fighter Supreme," only rainbows and unicorns.
"The message I would take from the game is that the LGBT family shouldn't fight among each other," concludes Patrick. "There are larger enemies afoot!"
Patrick and Cardenas are releasing weekly comics and videos featuring backstories of the fighters in a series called "Handsome Women Explain It All." In the comedic series, Patrick and Cardenas also reveal their own personal stories that inspired the development of the characters.
For more information, visit GayfighterSupreme.com
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