Dream Askew gives us ruined buildings, ruined lives, ruined faces, loaded handguns, psychic powers, heartbroken underdogs and turbulent skies, asking “What do you do next?”
Imagine that the apocalypse didn’t happen everywhere at the same time. Instead, it happened in waves. It’s still happening in waves. You were hit recently. You’ve fallen out of the society intact. You’ve found others who you can relate to, and you’ve banded together with them to form a queer enclave. Gangs roam the apocalyptic rubble, and scarcity is becoming the norm. And just beyond our everyday perception, howling and hungry, there exists a psychic maelstrom.
Dream Askew is a game about post-apocalyptic lives. It’s a game that queers the post-apocalyptic genre, exploring how the apocalyptic process could impact our sexuality, genders, livelihoods, experiences of marginalization,
and experiences of liberation.
It’s a story game. You create a character and then you play as that character – narrating their actions, making their life choices, speaking their words, demonstrating what it would mean to be that person. The game is full of tools to make this task easier.
Dream Askew is a game for 3-5 people. It takes 3-4 hours to play a full session. Art by Jez Gordon.
Dream Askew is a game about and for queers. If you’re queer, the game is free and you can access it by clicking the pic below. Not queer? How about making a $5 donation before clicking.