Enigma Box (vol.1) "Arcanum"

Rainbow Arcade: Over 30 Years of Queer Video Game History

A project in Berlin, Germany by Schwules Museum

Funding Successful

Help us create a catalog for RAINBOW ARCADE, the world’s first exhibition on LGBTQIA* video game history at Schwules Museum Berlin.
Backers: 764
Average Pledge Per Backer: €38

Funded: €28,887 of €25,000
Dates: Sep 18th -> Oct 18th (30 days)
Project By: Schwules Museum
video gamebooksartlgbt +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: October 18 @ 03:01 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Final hours of the Rainbow Arcade Kickstarter!

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We could not be more pleased with the outpouring of support we have recieved throughout this campaign! Thank you for every pledge, like, share, and message of support. As we approach the final 12 hours we are only about 1500€ from unlocking our... (Read More)

Funded! On to stretch goals!

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night on the east coast of the US we hit our 25000€ goal! Thank you so much for you support, shares, and helping us make the Rainbow Arcade a reality.  We have four days left though, which is plenty of time to get in some stretch goals. As we... (Read More)

Update #8: Final week!

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We will keep this short and sweet. We have six days left and are 89% funded. That means we need less than 3000€ to be fully funded. Please keep sharing it with your networks and nudging those friends who said they'd donate but haven't gotten to it... (Read More)

Update #7 - Final Week Ahead! | Stretch Goals | Announcing Butterfly Soup & Dream Daddy

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
"The trajectory of queer representation in games has not been the sort of like linear progression from bad to good. It's always been nuanced, it's always been complex - there are a lot of things that came out in the eighties and nineties that are as... (Read More)

Update #6 - 75% done! | More LOOT BOXES

October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Whew! Looks like we have reached the home stretch! We've seen an influx of a lot of more backers during the last few days! With your help, we've managed to cross another milestone and jumped from 60% to 75%, which is just incredible! We are getting... (Read More)

Update #5 - 60% done! | Signed Consentacle Copies added!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
What a ride! Two weeks ago, our campaign went live. Now, we've crossed 60% of our goal and finally, we can cross one digit out of our remaining funding sum. As of now, only 9.795 € are left! We have been told that Kickstarter is more like an... (Read More)

Update 4# - Halfway through! | Frequently Asked Questions | Robert Yang

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
"Finally, someone won't make me feel guilty of making the games about the topics that I do." Robert Yang Yesterday, we broke through another milestone: 50%+ of RAINBOW ARCADE's have been successfully funded. Now, the real challenge begins for our... (Read More)

Update 3# - First Week done! | New Reward! | A MAZE | A Message by Zoyander Street

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
"Catalogs like this one are going to be absolutely vital for making sure that the history of LGBTQ games is more visible in the future." Zoyander Street Hey everyone!  As of today, the first week of our campaign is officially over! During the last... (Read More)

Update 2# - A Message from C.M.Ralph (Caper in the Castro, 1989)

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi!When C.M.Ralph wrote "Caper in the Castro" in 1989, she wanted to give something back to the San Francisco LGBTQIA* community that had embraced her and her partner. By distributing the story of "world famous detective Tracker McDyke" as "Charity... (Read More)

Update 1# - First 48h and a Testimonial by Naomi Clark

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! We are really moved by all of your support for our project and by all the positive feedback we got. Great to know that so many people agree that it’s important to make queer video game history more visible! Exciting News: We have... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!
Performing maintenance. Some data may be briefly unavailable but is being collected and will be applied shortly.