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Fourth Annual Season of Pride to Spotlight on LGBTQ+ Games, Creators All July

Nintendo Switch Sale, Steam Event, Twitch Marathons to Help Raise Money for Charity
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

FOR CLIENT APPROVAL

 
SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2022 – Season of Pride 2022, the fourth annual event celebrating LGBTQIA+ diversity in gaming, raises money for worthy charities through streaming events and game sales on Nintendo Switch and Steam all month long.

 
Festivities include a Nintendo eShop sale on LGBTQIA+ titles, including Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers, Steven Universe: Unleash the Light, Sword of the Necromancer, and more.


Additionally, a Steam sale and event kicks off Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 23 featuring discounts on LGBTQIA+-themed games and spotlights on upcoming games centered around queer themes. Other companies providing support include Annapurna Interactive, Devolver Digital, Green Man Gaming, and more.


Additionally, LGBTQIA+ streamers like UrbanBohemian, DEERE, JeffBrutlag and Miabyte will play games featuring representation of queer characters, themes, and stories in marathons on weekends throughout July. Funds raised from these streams will support charities The Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline, Minus 18, Mermaids UK, GaymerX, Black Girls Code, Women in Games International, and Girls Who Code.


MidBoss, developer and publisher of LGBTQ-themed titles like 2064: Read Only Memories and Kitsune Tails, organized the event, and will livestream and re-host partnered streamers on the MidBoss Twitch Channel throughout the month. Season of Pride 2022 aims to build on the success of Season of Pride 2021, which raised just under $30,000 for charity, and amassed more than 21 years of viewership of LGBTQ+ streamers and games.


“We are so grateful to host another Season of Pride to shine a spotlight on all the great LGBTQIA+ games and content creators and to support the mission of some great causes,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “Donate early, donate often! Add some games to that backlog and feel good about it!”


Stay tuned for the full schedule and details about participating games and streamers on the Season of Pride website and take part in the month-long extravaganza via the MidBoss Twitch Channel.


For more updates on Season of Pride, visit the official Season of Pride website and follow MidBoss on Twitter.


About MidBoss


Based out of San Francisco (although not the Neo kind), MidBoss aims to make the world better, safer and more inclusive for marginalized people, especially those across the gender and sexuality spectrum, by creating cool experiences through games and other forms of media which diversify representation, as well as becoming a platform for queer content around the world.


MidBoss expanded on the world it created in 2064: Read Only Memories with a Read Only Memories comic series in late 2019. The studio is also responsible for the creation and curation of Season of Pride, an annual month-long celebration of diversity in games featuring titles with good LGBTQ+ representation and an array of queer and POC content creators.


To learn more about the studio visit the MidBoss website, Twitter, and blog.


Media Contacts
 
Carter Dotson / Kaylah Humphrey
Stride PR for MidBoss
[email protected] / [email protected]

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