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Explore gay bars and cruising areas in ‘The Beat’… but of course there’s a twist

Queer storylines are becoming increasingly common in video games, but it’s still rare for games to be capital-G Gay. So if the prospect of an explicitly gay title makes you want to reach for the nearest joystick, check out this new offering from Melbourne-based Up Multimedia.The Beat: A Glam Noir Game is an investigative thriller where players take on the role of a closeted gay cop who is investigating a murder in a city’s gay scene.While tracking down clues over seven days and nights, you’ll explore places like a gay bar and a cruising area rendered with an impressive eye for detail.Related: The 10 best queer games available on the Nintendo Switch“The gay bar is this strange other world in which the main character steps,” says game developer Luke Miller.

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