Out Of Body Gaming

November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance – a memorial day that I only just learned about, but one that deserves commemoration. If you want to learn more about the history, this article gives a good background and explains the obvious truth that trans people should be respectfully treated as, y’know, people?

Ever since Papers, Please, I’ve become increasingly enamored with small indie games ability to tell emotionally resonate stories using stylishly simple graphics and in a short span of time. And few games are as short as Dys4ia – an autobiographical game about the personal and medical challenges of one trans person. Whether or not it fits your definition of a ‘game’ is beside the point. Whatever you call it, it’s a sympathetic experience. Plus it’s five minutes, dawg.

You can play Dys4ia for free here or watch this video of someone else playing the game.

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