Naomi Clark

Consentacle is a game where you and a partner help a tentacled alien and a curious human have a mutually satisfying romantic encounter. It’s a two-player cooperative card game that involves non-verbal communication, playing and revealing the cards you’ve got, and thinking about situations from another’s point of view.

Naomi Clark is a game designer, teacher, and scholar who has been making games since 1999. She has contributed to over three dozen titles in various roles, including designer, producer, artist, writer, and programmer. Naomi’s experience spans from developing games for well-known companies such as LEGO to smaller-scale independent and experimental work. In addition to her industry experience, Naomi is also a games scholar. She has co-authored two recent books about games. Microcultures: Gaming is an exploration of the history and culture of gaming written for middle schoolers and A Game Design Vocabulary is a textbook that provides a conceptual framework for game analysis and creation. She has given numerous talks at major conferences, such as the Queerness in Games Conference, PRACTICE, Indiecade, Indiecade East, Games for Change and DiGRA.