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Making Kitty Powers' Matchmaker - Adventures of a Videogame Drag Queen


In this inspirational and practical talk, Magic Notion's founder Richard Franke charts the development of hilarious drag queen-hosted mobile dating sim Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. This was Richard's first indie title after almost 20 years making "big" console games, and in a very personal story, Richard (a "close personal friend" of Kitty Powers herself!) covers how he dealt with inclusiveness, making comedy work in a game, designing a compelling dating game, and how to keep your wig on when all around are losing theirs.

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  • Independent Games Summit
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