New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

July 1, 2011 -

A new iOS game called "Supergay" earns the distinction of being the very first game title to deliver a story about a protagonist coming to grips with his sexuality while beating up beautiful models.

In the game you jump into the role of Dr. Tom Palmer, who is working on a controversial cloning project while wrestling with his sexuality and a pending marriage to the boss' daughter. This leads to Tom embracing being gay and becoming a superhero named "Supergay," who must beat down clones of sexy ladies with big breasts and fabulous uniforms. The game features the first chapters the story arc. The gameplay is a combination of different game genres including fighting, stealth, racing, and a rhythm dancing mini-game.

The new episodic action game app, released for the iPhone and the iPad, is called Supergay & the Attack of his Ex-Girlfriends and costs $2.99. Check out the video for a preview of what this game is all about. You can also learn more about the game by visiting iTunes.

Source: MSNBC

Posted in

Comments

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

(duplicate)

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

Yet another step backwards for the gay community.  This whole thing stinks of someone trying to prove they "don't hate the gay" but have never actually met anyone gay and can only gather information from 13-year-old boys and AOL chat rooms.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

Also, there are already gay superheros. Haven't you seen "the ambigiously gay duo?"

 

Though to be fair, yes they are ambigiuously gay.

-Austin from Oregon

Feel free to check out my blog.

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

One of the first major gay superheros, if not the first was Northstar of Alpha Flight. He came out in the early 90's if I remember right. And I don't think he immediately started punching women either.

 

I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

Well, that's TV, but the bigger gag of the Ambiguously Gay Duo is how awkwardly people act when they suspect someone is gay, along with the associated silliness of not wanting that awkwardness to be percieved as homophobia. (eg: "They are gay, aren't they?.. not that there's anything wrong with that!")

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

I still haven't gotten an answer for Jerry's question, when you dance, how do you decide who leads?

-Austin from Oregon

Feel free to check out my blog.

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

I guess I'm not totally impressed by this -- realizing you're gay doesn't eliminate the rest of your history. Why become a gay-themed hero, and not a hero who is also gay? It just seems like a very shallow understanding of self-revelation and homosexuality. 

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

  *gasp* but.. but.. that might require a narrative structure!

Re: New iOS Game Delivers First Gay Superhero

Yes, because nothing says "coming to grips with one's sexuality" like beating the tar out of the gender you're not attracted to.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

How do you feel about Amazon buying Twitch?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
MaskedPixelantehttp://m.tickld.com/x/something-you-never-realized-about-guardians-of-the-galaxy Right in the feels.08/29/2014 - 6:56pm
AvalongodAgain I think we're conflating the issue of whether Sarkeesian's claims are beyond critique (no they're not) and whether its ever appropriate to use sexist language, let alone physical threats on a woman to intimidate her (no it isn't)08/29/2014 - 5:04pm
prh99Trolling her or trying to assail her integrity just draws more attention (Streisand effect?). Which is really not what the trolls want, so the only way to win (if there is a win to be had) is not to play/troll.08/29/2014 - 5:02pm
prh99Who cares, just don't watch the damn videos if you don't like her. Personally, I don't care as far as she is concerned as long there are interesting games to be played.08/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Andrew EisenZip - And yet, you can't cite a single, solitary example. (And no one said you hated anyone. Along those lines, no one claimed Sarkeesian was perfect either.)08/29/2014 - 3:51pm
Andrew EisenSaint's Row: Gat Out of Hell was just announced for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One making it the 150th game For Everything But Wii U! Congratulations Deep Silver!08/29/2014 - 3:49pm
ZippyDSMleeI do not hate them jsut think its mostly hyperlobe.08/29/2014 - 3:40pm
Andrew EisenSleaker - I'd say that's likely. From my experience, most who have a problem with Sarkeesian's videos either want to hate them in the first place (for whatever reason) or honestly misunderstand what they're about and what they're saying.08/29/2014 - 3:16pm
james_fudgeWe appreciate your support :)08/29/2014 - 2:55pm
TechnogeekIt gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, the gaming community is not statistically indistinguishable from consisting entirely of people that your average Xbox Live caricature would look at and go "maybe you should tone it down a little bit".08/29/2014 - 2:49pm
TechnogeekI just want to say that while I've disagreed with the staff of this site on several occasions, it's still good to see that they're not automatically dismissing Anita's videos as a "misandrist scam" or whatever the preferred dismissive term is these days.08/29/2014 - 2:49pm
E. Zachary KnightZippy, So you can't find even one?08/29/2014 - 1:04pm
ZippyDSMleeAndrew Eisen:Right because shes prefect and never exaggerates... *rolls eyes*08/29/2014 - 12:53pm
SleakerAnd honestly, nearly all of the games she references, or images she depicts I've always cringed at and wondered why they were included in games to begin with, from pinups through explicit sexual depictions or direct abuse. I think it's cheap storytelling.08/29/2014 - 12:35pm
Sleaker@AE - aren't most people fundamentally misunderstanding her at this point? haha.. On a related note I think a lot of the backlash is coming from males that think she is telling them their 'Generic Male Fantasy' is bad and wrong.08/29/2014 - 12:33pm
Andrew EisenAnd no, I don't think the female community would be upset over the performance of a case study in and of itself. Possibly the mostivations behind such a study, the methodology or conclusions but not the mere idea of a case study.08/29/2014 - 12:29pm
Andrew EisenAmusingly, these videos aren't saying you can't/shouldn't use tropes or that sexual representations are inherently problematic so those are very silly things to have a problem with and indicate a fundamental misunderstanding of the series.08/29/2014 - 12:29pm
SleakerDo you think the female community would get extremely angry over a male doing a case study on the negative impact of sex-novels and their unrealistic depiction of males and how widespread they are in american culture?08/29/2014 - 12:25pm
SleakerThe other thing that people might find problematic is that they see no problem with sexual representations of females (or males) in games. And realistically, why is there anything wrong with sexual representations in fiction?08/29/2014 - 12:24pm
SleakerTo even discuss or bring up these issues at a cultural level to begin with. Going straight for games to many probably feels like a huge overstepping given that it's interactive story in many cases, and when you're telling a story why can't you use tropes.08/29/2014 - 12:21pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician