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You’re welcome, and thank you! I’m so happy that the game was engaging for you. And yes, there was quite a bit of emotional labor involved (I originally wanted to have one more arc than I actually did) but I think it worked out c:

I hope your friends enjoy it too!

I’m glad you had a good experience with the game, and thank you for your kind comments <3

Thank you! Yeah, I had considered adding pronoun choices but I didn’t want to make a “character creation” screen however brief for several reasons:

  • At the time, I only wanted to work on the game over a single weekend.
  • It would expand the amount of writing I’d have to do (and I’d have to be super careful about not making a mistake and accidentally using the wrong pronoun at the wrong time, which would be particularly bad in this kind of story).
  • I don’t know about the experiences unique to transgender men, non-binary people, people who reject gender entirely, etc.

So I decided to keep it within my experiences and tell a story about the things I know, though I recognize that there are probably many things people don’t identify with. That being said, I think there are plenty of things people can find relatable and I’m happy that it was like that for you.

I hope your name change goes smoothly <3

Thank you for your kind words! I am happy that you found the game to be as engaging as I could ever hope for, though I don’t have plans to make this into a series. <3

I am happy you loved it, thank you for playing <3

Thanks! I like to think things are always getting a little better. I hope things are getting better for you too c:

We do indeed have each other, thank you for playing! <3

This game is fun to play and way too funny Q u Q

Thank you for your praise u-u <3

Thank you, I really appreciate that you took the time. I hope things are easier now <3

You’re welcome, and thanks for sharing your story. Happy pride month to you as well! <3

Thank you for taking the time to write this comment, it means a lot to me to know that my game was able to communicate those things to you and that you were able to empathize. Let’s make the world a better place for everyone <3

You’re welcome, I’m happy you appreciated it and found it relatable (even though it is painful). <3

I’m glad you enjoyed it, feel free to share it with whomever you choose <3

Thank you, I am glad you found it useful and informative <3

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I’m glad you enjoyed the game and felt understood, thank you for playing <3

You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Though, I hope you’ll find it in yourself someday to recognize the beauty you already have within yourself.

https://exodrifter.itch.io/gender-dysphoria

I am happy you connected with the game <3

Thank you for the praise, I’m happy you enjoyed it <3

YES’M

Thank you for playing and leaving a comment <3

Your compliments for the game are greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing your experience! <3

I hope so too, good luck <3

I’m glad this resonated with you, thank you for playing <3

Thank you so much for your comment and appreciation. I am happy you enjoyed the experience, and thank you for playing. <3

Thank you for playing and taking the time to leave a comment <3

You’re welcome, I’m happy you enjoyed it. <3

That sounds rough. Thank you for sharing your story with us <3

I’m glad to hear it, thank you <3

Thank you so much <3

Thank you for playing! <3

I’m glad you had so much to say about this game. I really sincerely appreciate the response as it helps me think about the things I make from viewpoints that I don’t necessarily possess and do better next time. That being said, please allow me to clarify a few things:

  • This story is, in fact, not about the minor characters. It’s just about how the main character feels, and that’s all there is to the story. Most of the minor characters are people that the main character doesn’t know. They are strangers, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with writing a story about how it feels to interact with strangers.

  • I am glad to hear that the sound design of the game was uncomfortable enough that you had to turn it off. I believe this was the desired feeling I wanted to invoke.

  • I don’t think you’re sexist for posting this comment. I’m not sure why you would assume that I would believe that.

  • I in fact don’t think it’s a stranger’s fault for not using the right pronouns to refer to someone. I’m sorry if you felt like that was implied – I tried to avoid implying that by never letting the main character assign blame for being misgendered. Perhaps I should have been more explicit than that. All I wanted to convey is that it just really, really wears you out, especially since there isn’t anyone to blame for it. There isn’t anyone to get mad at. It just hurts, full stop.

  • I did not expect to become morally superior by making this game. I’m not really sure how or why this game would make me feel that way even if I wanted it to.

Thank you so much for your comment <3

I think it’s important to recognize the pain and I hope the game had some cathartic value for you, as making it did for me.

I am very happy to hear you liked the game! Certainly, while my personal experiences are on a relatively tamer note compared to some people I know, it all still sucks anyway. I think it’s important to recognize the pain and hurt.

Thank you so much for taking the time to play and leave a comment, it means a lot to me. <3

yup

Thank you so much <3

A short, painful game about negative experiences after coming out as transgender. Text-based and has a non-linear story. You can download it or play it in your browser here: https://exodrifter.itch.io/gender-dysphoria

I made this game over the weekend a few months ago and I wrapped up a few loose ends this last weekend before releasing it to the public. While I certainly wouldn’t say this is a fun game to play, I hope that it is a powerful, introspective experience that can help cisgender people start to understand some of the things transgender people deal with and help transgender people not feel alone in their pain and that there’s at least someone out there who understands it too.