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  • Daily Feature March 10, 2012

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dys4ia is an autobiographical game about the period in my life when i started hormone replacement therapy. it's a story about me, and is certainly not meant to represent the experience of every trans person.

game by ANNA ANTHROPY auntiepixelante.com
music by LIZ RYERSON

SOUNDTRACK available at http://ellaguro.bandcamp.
com/album/dys4ia-soundtra ck

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bart4presidentbart4president

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 12, 2012

Absolutely 5.0 stars.

Not only is it a very brave project, its very cohesive and emotional. I definitely felt the message and the simple interactive symbology kept me engaged. Music really fit the lo-fi graphics and just goes to show that even simple things can make a big impact if they are put together elegantly.

This is real art and I felt blessed to have seen it. Sure folks will object or not "get it" but this is akin to Andy Warhol's work; you either get it or you don't.


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SlaughterDogSlaughterDog

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 12, 2012

The fact that this is on the front page says a lot about the kind of people we are.
Because of how the beginning went, I thought that you were a FTM, then I caught on to what's really going on. May I ask how old you were when you began your transition? I'm 23 now, used to be depressed like crazy because I wasn't born as a girl, went to therapy, but never actually did anything else. For the most part, the feelings subsided, but still haunt me every time I look in the mirror. I was afraid back then that it was already too late for me to transition and be able to pass, and now looking back, I ... you know, this isn't about me, this submission is about you, and I commend you for putting this out there. And I'm glad to see the positive response it's gathered. I hope you find the path to happiness :)


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KoyaanitsqatsiKoyaanitsqatsi

Rated 0 / 5 stars March 12, 2012

that's some pretty heavy stuff. i don't mean to give you no stars, but how can i rate something that's so subjective?
i'm not sure if this was intended, but you turned these happenings into a game and not a short movie so the player feel like you did in these certain situations, and i loved how you did it.
its just how am i supposed give you a score for your own life? i can't, it feels odd and not right.


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JozhKunJozhKun

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 12, 2012

This was absolutely wonderful, I am so happy that I got to see this. As a huge supporter of the LGBT community and especially the trans this really touched me. Please always be yourself and we will love you for who you are. Thank you for sharing this lovely story ma'am :P



salty-chickensalty-chicken

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 12, 2012

It was a fascinating insight into what it's like going through something so visible, yet at the same time so intensely personal. It meant a lot to play this game - a good friend of mine is going though the same procedure at the moment and it's given me a bit of an insight into her day-to-day struggles. The people calling you "sir" made me feel a bit guilty since it took a while for me to get used to calling her by her female name and use "her" when referring to her.