LGBTQ Game ‘Goodbye Volcano High’ Announced for PlayStation 5; Will Feature Non-Binary Protagonist
During their The Future of Gaming Event, Sony announced and showcased many titles coming to the next generation of video games on PlayStation 5. Among the games revealed was KO_OP’s Goodbye Volcano High.
Goodbye Volcano High is an adventure game with a branching narrative about the end of an era and the start of a (queer) love story. The developer describes the game:
It’s the final year of high school, and graduation looms on the horizon. Will the students of Volcano High have enough time to figure themselves out before it’s all over? Is it too late to tell their crush how they feel? Are they even ready for what comes next?
The trailer showcased a beautiful and colorful world inhabited by anthropomorphic dinosaurs in high school. The protagonist of the game, Fang, is a sarcastic, cynical, non-binary teen who does not care what anyone thinks of them. Fang is voiced in the game by Lachlan Watson.
Narrative Director Kate Gray took to Twitter to express her excitement for the game, saying, “I CAN FINALLY ANNOUNCE WHAT I HAVE BEEN WRITING FOR TWO YEARS!!!” Studio Director Saleem Dabbous tweeted, “The game is queer as [f***], and it has so so much of ourselves in it.
And we hope you see some of yourself in it too.”
The game will feature an original soundtrack by Omar Dabbous and vocalist Brigitte Naggar.
Goodbye Volcano High will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Stream in 2021.
RE: Spiderman Far Home. I know Marvel films are meant to be fantasy but “We died for 5 years, were severely traumatized, and they still made us repeat the school year ” is seriously HBO/The Wire levels of realism.
Some thoughts about the comparison between Joel and Abby:
What joel does to abby’s father and what abby does to joel are NOWHERE near the same thing. They aren’t even in the same ballpark. They can both be classified as intentional violent acts, yes. But holy shit.
In order to love Abby, to be okay with what she did to Joel, you have to just throw all circumstances, all evidence, and all ethical reasoning out the window. No one told Abby “we’re going to kill someone you love, MAYBE it’ll work out for everyone… but based on evidence it won’t. If you try and stop us though, we’ll kill you, so just leave.” Joel and Abby’s acts of violence were never, ever the same.
Abby tortured and killed joel because she wanted to. Joel killed the surgeon because HE HELD A KNIFE TO HIS ADOPTED CHILD AND SAID “I WONT LET YOU TAKE HER”. Fuck anyone and everyone who says that their violent acts mirror one another. This kind of reasoning shits in the face of the entire point of the first game (AND THE SECOND): They wanted to get you to see moral dilemmas in a grey scale. Not black and white. I shouldn’t have to say “what joel did was wrong”, because everyone fucking knows killing is wrong. But the answer to the question “did Joel deserve what he got from Abby?” Is NOT yes. It isn’t that fucking simple.
thought i could live without the playstation five, but then i saw horizon forbidden west, resident evil village, miles morales getting his own spiderman game, and a game where i get to be a stray cat with a backpack in a dystopian world run by robots cause humans have died out…
now all my happiness hinges on finding £500 so i can afford this glorified tower of tech <3
RE: Iron Man 2. I used to think Tom Holland was totally retconning Peter being the lost kid in the mask Tony saved, but after watching it, you can clearly hear a scared women in he background (Aunt May, presumably) yelling “Peter!”
Perhaps the most interesting part of the film.
Disney kinda suspecting they would get the character back in a few years?