I’m kinda in love with Ikenfell, the recent indie rpg set in gay Hogwarts. The game itself is pretty good, but what really gets me are the writing and especially the setting. I guess what I find so endearing about it is not just the fact that almost every character you come across is queer in some manner, but also the small ways the game normalizes them. For instance, when any character’s pronouns are revealed, everyone else (including villains) always sticks to them without question. The same goes for characters’ respective sexualities. Hell, it even manages to subvert the aggressively flirty gay character trope by simply letting her crush as hard as she wants while also respecting her crush’s boundaries. Plus, you’re all witches and wizards! And you save the game by petting cats! And the music is all by the composers from Steven Universe!
It’s just nice to see all this in a game. Especially when you’re someone who’s often starved for positive depictions of queer people just doing normal stuff. And for it do all this when it’s been…let’s say “difficult” for fans of a certain magical school franchise to reconcile their enjoyment of it as of late, Ikenfell honestly couldn’t have come out at a more appropriate time