“I have icefire in my veins.”
Anna Anthropy tells me this as we sit down for an interview at the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. Such a declaration is not out of character for the prolific video game designer and author. Most of her games, such as Mighty Jill Off, Sex Cops of Tickle City, Encyclopaedia FuckMe and Lesbian Spider-Queens From Mars explore the intersection of sadism, gender and sex, subjects usually avoided by mainstream games. After I interview her, she will go to the Mad As Hell: Hothead Developers Rant Back session, where her fire-cleansing riffs on my poem Romero’s Wives will leave me shaken and emotional and the Moscone Centre all but burnt down.