Anna Anthropy

Anna Anthropy is an American video game designer. She has developed a number of freeware games including Mighty Jill Off, REDDER, and Lesbian Spider Queens of Mars, and is a co-founder and associate editor of The Gamer's Quarter. Her games explore the relationship between sadism and game design; Anthropy's games challenge players' expectations of what the developer should create and how the player should be reprimanded for errors. Anna Anthropy is a trans woman.
Posts about Anna Anthropy
    • Letters to an Absent Child ⊟ I love the idea of this booklet, a...

      Letters to an Absent Child ⊟ I love the idea of this booklet, a counterpart to Maré Odomo’s Letters to an Absent Father (though his messages were penned by Pokémon trainer Ash). Game developer and author Anna Anthropy describes her letters: "In 2009 I moved across the country from my family. Letters to an Absent Child is about my relationship with my ...

      Tiny Cartridge 3DS- 2 readers -
    • The Sunday Papers

      By Graham Smith on January 18th, 2015 at 11:30 am. Sundays are for waiting impatiently for the Tesco’s delivery person to arrive so you can finally eat some food. Quick, best round up the week’s best videogame writing before he arrives and we bury ourselves in bagels and hummus. Chris Donlan profiles Michael Cook and the Procedural Generation Jam, highlighting both some of ...

      Graham Smith/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 2 readers -
  • Dys4ia by Anna Anthropy finds a new home on

    … This week, Anna Anthropy released her autobiographical game Dys4ia on You can purchase it for Windows or Mac for $5 USD, or donate more if you wish. Dys4ia is a short, reflective collection of mini-games based on Anthropy's experiences starting hormone replacement therapy, each sequence a glimpse into different moments, decisions… 2 readers -
  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Good Causes

    … By Cassandra Khaw on December 6th, 2014 at 12:00 pm. Pickings feel somewhat slim right after Black Friday. But, in case you weren’t able to spend some moolah then, here’s a bucket of deals for you today. (Have an old picture. I’m stuck outside without my bucket.) The Big Stuff Nuuvem: Oh, Nuuvem. Why are you so business-savvy? They have…

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 1 readers -

  • #GamerGate: Ben Kuchera And The Life And Nepotism Of Game Journo Pros

    … a public apology on Ars Technica, but failed to completely own up to the group’s role in the controversy, stating… “Ars Technica management did not know of the list's existence, and while a few other writers at Ars were nominally members of the list, they rarely participated in discussions—and as far as I know, none participated in group discussions…

    William Usher/ One Angry Gamer- 7 readers -
  • The Sunday Papers

    Characters make choices which they cannot take back. The question is: how do you show it visually? Here’s one solution from Snowpiercer. Warning: SPOILS ENTIRE FILM. For educational purposes only. You can support the ...

    Graham Smith/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 2 readers -
  • Spelunky’s Creator Is Writing A Book About Spelunky

    … By Graham Smith on October 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. I’ve had a copy of ZZT by Anna Anthropy – a book about the game of the same name – kicking around for six months, but I haven’t yet had the time to read it. That prompted me to almost instantly scroll by news that the same publisher was Kickstarting a second series of books in the same vein…

    Graham Smith/ Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 2 readers -
  • S.EXE: VA-11 HALL-A

    … of something entirely different? Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris’s Redshirt, a sort of disempowerment fantasy life sim set aboard a satirical sci-fi ship, takes these dating mechanics to their logical conclusion. You are mining NPCs for resources, and are committing barefaced manipulation to further your career. Mitu’s game is entirely based upon your relationships…

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun- 8 readers -
  • Horror Pick: Silence of the Sleep (Jesse Makkonen)

    … is stunning, mysterious, and now on Steam Greenlight -October 2, 2014 9:41 PM Freeware Pick: In Magurodon, fish eat you -October 2, 2014 9:30 AM Kickstarter Pick: H.P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (Senscape) -October 2, 2014 2:30 AM Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars (Anna Anthropy) released, uncensored, for desktop -October 1, 2014 8:15 PM… 1 readers -

  • Horror Pick: Neverending Nightmares (Infinitap Games)

    …, 2014 5:23 PM Crawl receives loaded first update on Steam Early Access -September 26, 2014 4:54 PM Let's Play Reprisal Universe, a Populous-inspired god game -September 26, 2014 4:29 AM iOS Pick: Down Among the Dead Men (inkle) -September 26, 2014 2:00 AM StudioBento seeks funding for documentary GameLoading: Rise of the Indies -September 25…

    Konstantinos Dimopoulos/ 6 readers -