Goodbye Volcano High is an upcoming video game from Montreal developers KO-OP to be released for the PlayStation 5. The game is an animated, choice-based narrative romance game featuring anthropomorphic dinosaurs and a focus on queer relationships. After it was announced, the game drew controversy for having Kate Gray, a writer who once included in Kotaku uncensored sex scenes from a Harry Potter sex parody game, as its lead writer.
The game was developed by Montreal development studio KO-OP and is set to release in 2021 on PlayStation and Steam. It was announced with a trailer on June 11th, 2020 as part of a stream announcing the PlayStation 5 (shown below). PC Gamer wrote the game was reminiscent of Night In The Woods. The game’s protagonist, Fang, is non-binary.
On Twitter, users joked about the game by comparing it to furries. User @MagsRevere wrote, “never thought i would live to see the day that sony is putting furries on the main stage lmao,” gaining over 190 retweets and 1,200 likes (shown below, left). User @minkssb compared it to furry art, gaining over 130 retweets and 900 likes (shown below, right).
Lead Writer Controversy
After the game was announced, Twitter users pointed out that its lead writer, Kate Gray, once published an article about sex in porn games in Kotaku that featured uncensored graphic images from a Harry Potter porn parody (shown below). User @VitoGesualdi outlined the controversy in 2019 when the article was posted. The article was later updated and Kotaku issued an apology for the article.