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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


EnnuisEnnuis

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 1, 2012

For those who didn't bother to read the author comments, this is an interactive autobiographical game about hormone replacement therapy. It's clearly labeled for what it is, so I'm not sure exactly why at least one comment blasts it for it being "not something you should shove off on strangers." If you're uncomfortable with the concept, don't play it, and don't bother commenting, especially if you"could not give any shits."
With that out of the way, the "Wario Ware" comment is actually very accurate as you complete these simple, silly tasks to continue the story. The details of the author's struggles are what pull me into this game, and the way the author uses these images to present these struggles (the awkward tetris fit to describe feeling awkward about one's own body was my personal favorite) I thought was well done.
The game can be a bit slow-paced, and at times I had to press the arrow keys just to figure out what I was supposed to be doing (if anything), but there's really not penalty for error, so it doesn't take too much from the game.
So long as it's taken for what it is, an interactive autobiography, and not a typical game, it has a fair amount of insight for those open enough to listen.


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Mistah-TMistah-T

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 16, 2012

Interesting work! I really liked the interactive diary format.



NetworkedBrainNetworkedBrain

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 15, 2012

Ok, as a game it's bad, and not fun. It has bad graphics and basic mechanics. But this is just wonderful. It's not meant to be fun, I don't think. It's expressive, very very expressive. It instills a different emotion on each level, building up to this happy hope at the end. It is a wonderful expression. I feel this is less of a game and more an interactive artistic medium. And as the latter, this nailed it. I hope to see more things like this in the future.


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VirusNVirusN

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 10, 2012

I'm not a fan of the term "art game". But this game here, this game made me feel something. And that's art for me.


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FTLturtleFTLturtle

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 18, 2012

The only thing that I would change about this is the "hub". I feel that it breaks me away from getting indulged into this 100%. Other then that, this is truly the potential of flash media. Hopefully this will inspire other people to do the same!