ICYMI: Played Catt Small’s SweetXHeart at Game Devs of Color last year. It’s a short but powerful visual novel that gives a great perspective on the experience of being a woman of color. Read the full piece on Black Nerd Problems.
As I arrived at the Game Devs of Color Expo, I enthusiastically accepted the event’s welcome package, including the booklet with every game and panel being showcased. While many visual novels were being showcased that day, one, in particular, caught my interest – Catt Small’s SweetXHeart (pronounced “sweetheart”). SweetXHeart is a short but meaningful game where players take on the role of Kara – a young, 19-year-old black woman from the Bronx. In the game’s description, it challenges players, asking “Can you get through a week in the life of a modern black woman?”