Sunset appreciator. Hopeless platonic. Unapologetic tenderqueer. Fearmonger. Lyricist. Brave sparrow. Young adult college dropout. Industry professional. Director of Possum Creek Games. Summer camp counselor. Surprisingly secretive. Resident expert on the 16th Major Arcana. Summoner of small and forgotten gods. Ragamuffin. Tatterdemalion. Game designer and Kickstarter project manager in the Hudson Valley, on unceded Esopus Munsee land.
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Jay writes from the heart, and with a keen observational eye on the well-being of other's hearts. From the incredibly poignant and highly personal micro-game experiences in Games for Tomorrow to the longer and multiplayer summer-camp horror game Sleepaway, I feel like I'm always being carefully encouraged to face hard things, do important things, have a good time, and scare the crap out of myself. Jay's games give people space in the middle to find out who they are and what truly matters to them.
— Meguey Baker, Night Sky Games
Jay Dragon is an upcoming designer whose caring perspective and unique experiences have led them to designing games that are immersive and flavorful, and that take underexplored mechanics and bring them to light alongside new and interesting ways to play. Jay's Sleepaway is a can't-miss-it horror game that will hold your hand through the fear and that is just this brilliant designer getting started.
— Brie Beau Sheldon, Thoughty
Boundless beauty and delights await you in Jay's games. And if you're lucky, they might make you cry.
— Adira Slattery, Lyric Designer and Zinester
Interview with Jay Dragon: Five Or So Questions on Sleepaway, by Brie Beau Sheldon.
Interview with Jay Dragon and Sisi Jiang: Tips For Marketing Your Queer Narrative Indie Game, by Dave Pickett.
Podcast with Jay Dragon and Riley Rethal: Game Closet episode 62.
Actual Play with Jay Dragon, Brennan Lee Mulligan, and Jeeyon Shim for the Wickedness Kickstarter.
Sleepaway on Kickstarter.
Venture & Dungeon on Kickstarter.
Wanderhome on Kickstarter.
Lyrical works have been assigned as reading in undergraduate courses.