Rezonate has created a brand-new video game titled Drag Race Fighter in celebration of Pride Month.
This project includes fan-favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race queens like Bianca Del Rio, Trixie Mattel, Katya, Jinkx Monsoon, Laganja Estranja, Sasha Velour, Marina Summers, and Xilhouete.
Rezonate told Out
“We utilized the fighting game genre as a metaphor for the LGBTQ+ community’s ongoing battle for rights, equality, and acceptance, drawing on the common themes of struggle, resilience, and victory.
In fighting games, players confront various adversaries and challenges, ultimately overcoming them with skill, strategy, and determination.
Similarly, the LGBTQ+ community faces numerous societal obstacles and prejudices in their pursuit of rights, equality, and acceptance.
This year, we wanted to pay tribute to the art form of drag by playing with the idea of how different queens can square off in a video game.
Some of the members of the team have started watching Drag Race since season nine. Some have discovered it during the lockdown.
And some have watched international drag shows headlined by some of the queens.
It was more of a collaboration between the marketing and production team as personal fans wanted to feature their favorites from the US version of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Drag Race Philippines show.”
But more than that quirky concept, we also wanted to pay attention to the actual human rights fight that trans folx and drag performers are experiencing.
As artists it’s easy for us to recognize and relate to the high level of artistry that these queens commit to their looks and performances, we want to share that drag can teach us creatives (and the community) so much about dedication, aesthetics, and fierceness, so that we can also shine our own cunningness, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.”
(Photos; VH1, World of Wonder, Rezonate; via Out)