Pyramid of Faggots
NES ROM Hack | 2016

A ROM hack made with the original creator of Dragon Pervert, Tettsui77. The player is locked in the first room of Dragon Quest. The hack subverts the Dragon Quest formula. The player’s identity as a chosen hero of legend is put into question, the traditional roles of the king and kidnapped princess are revoked.

The player cannot even enter the adventure-myth to restore the binary balance of good versus evil because the exit of the first room has been erased. A certain disjointed beauty arises from the emphasis on mistranslation.

Sex and sexuality become a blurred system that replaces the imperialist system of violent exchanges. There is a parallel between the king and his knights proclaiming the player’s character as the Legendary Faggot and being a kid and getting called a faggot at school.