Knuckle Sandwich (2023) Andy Brophy
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Knuckle Sandwich (2023) Andy Brophy

ACMI presents

Knuckle Sandwich (in-person session)

Andy Brophy | Australia | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)
Club

When

Sat 18 May 2024

Uncover the mystery of Bright City in this absurd and hilarious love-letter to 16 bit RPGs.

Our Women and Non-Binary Gamer Club has returned in 2024 with face-to-face sessions at your museum of screen culture. Don't miss your chance to meet your fellow gamers IRL, make connections in the industry and play some great videogames.

Led by our host Claire Osborn-Li, this session will be an in-person discussion joined by Knuckle Sandwich solo Melbourne developer Andy Brophy to talk about the game, the game making process and wider industry.

About the Game
Guide a young man through his first day in Bright City – a bustling island paradise with a horrible secret. Find a new job, make new friends and attempt to solve a mystery revolving around a ludicrous gang and a fanatical cult.

This game combines traditional turn-based mechanics with an absolute abundance of mini-games that keep the action fresh and exciting throughout the adventure. Paired with a narrative and writing that is consistently witty, Knuckle Sandwich is one of the most surreal and laugh out loud funny gaming experiences to feature in Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club.

What Andy Brophy and the team have created is a game that feels absurd but not whimsical – it’s at times poetic and down-to-earth within its chaos, and nails a contemporary Australian brand of humour without being self-conscious.

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Event duration

90 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Mild Violence, Mild Coarse Language

Tickets

FREE (via registration)

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Where

Gandel Digital Future Lab 2, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Who

In order to create a safe space for under-represented people in the world of videogames, this club is exclusively for women, gender-non-conforming, trans and non-binary folks.

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About your host

Claire Osborn-Li

Claire Osborn-Li is a writer living in Naarm/Melbourne and interested in art, videogames and digital culture. In 2022 she received her BA Honours at the University of Melbourne in Art History. Her work has appeared on the ACMI website and in Cordite, ArtsHub, GamesHub and Memo Review. She's played many videogames but among her favourites are Mutazione (2019) and Red Dead Redemption II (2018). She played 58 videogames last year and she hopes to play many more in 2024!

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Community Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club event — including, but not limited to the meets, clubs and talks — is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers.

ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The condensed version

ACMI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and premises, as well as all future events without a refund at the discretion of ACMI.

The less condensed version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, ACMI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club team member immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us via gamerclub@acmi.net.au.  

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

With thanks

This document was based on the work of XOXO Festival, JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.