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it gets better 10 Points finish dys4ia

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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

Reviews


TylakTylak

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 31, 2013

I thought it was an engaging way to get inside some else's head. Not fitting through the wall and passing by mirrors and judgmental people were particularly effective. I would have liked a little more freedom to express myself in the game. Like picking routes, or multidimensional movement.

Good job. Nice game :)



novidyaplsnovidyapls

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars March 31, 2013

Wow, this is incredibly inane.
This "game" combines the lazy pretentiousness of the worst indie games with the self-absorbed whining of a man who thinks he is a special little snowflake. If at least the gameplay was good this wouldn't be much of a problem. As it turns out, the gameplay (if it can be called that) is completely insignificant and vacuous.
I give it half a star because it could still have value as a time waster for certain types of people who do not value their time at all.



VinnyThunderVinnyThunder

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 25, 2013

as someone who's struggled with similar (but not always identical, or even close) issues around identity, i can tell you, if we're basing this on emotional weight alone, as most artistic contributions should primarily be judged, this gets a 12/10, or, 5. that being said - skill can enchance presentation, presentation can lead to people letting go of preconceptions, but - you have found your answer, good luck to you! i wish you all the best; from the sidelines! now to end with a slightly-still-confused *confuzzledchirp!*



supe2313supe2313

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 4, 2013

Dys4ria isn't so much of a game as it is an Interactive experience. It surely gives you a feeling of what it feels like to be a woman trapped in a man's body, and maybe even a man trapped in a woman's body. The gameplay is Relatively simple by just using the arrow keys to move the things in the game, such as a person or in one case, the sun. This is one of those experiences that someone should play when they have the time to. As for the Visual standpoint, it's a simple 8-bit looking game with a lot of colors. Although there was one point where the colors look almost felt eye hurting, such as the blue and Pink characters on a greenish yellow background. It's a Decent enough game to call an experience and if people get the chance to play it.


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autistitronautistitron

Rated 1 / 5 stars February 27, 2013

Gameplay: decent timewaster, not exactly exciting but not exactly boring either, occasionally the game broke, especially at the waiting room.

Story: Hearing someone complain about first world problems isn't very compelling, first worlders complaining about the consequences of their weight gain is pretty insulting and insensitive to the third world where hunger is an issue.

Conclusion: Mediocre gameplay, variety alone makes it decent but not deserving of the kind of "indie" praise it got, baseless pretentiousness and minority points might work on other people, but not me. 1 star is the best I can do.