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Mar 9, 2012 | 12:16 PM EST
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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.

music by LIZ RYERSON

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



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 15, 2012


The game is simple yet fun and unexpected.
The music is very soothing.
The graphics are simple, but go perfectly with the story.

All transgender people should know about this game.
Gonna go spread this game.
Also, please make another one if needed.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 17, 2012

I found this game to be wonderfully interesting to play and at the same time watch. I know that not every transgendered person goes through the same experience and yours seemed interesting too. The retro view of this just made it all the more interesting.

The graphics were all retro to the point of reminding me of the Atari 2600 which had the 2-bit graphical style shown here. The text boxes were nice to show what people were thinking of you all the while and by the end even when some people still called you sir you just blasted them away letting them know you are a ma'am and no longer a sir at all.

The story seemed to be that you just always felt like you were born in the wrong body and meant to be of the other gender yet trapped on your current gendered body. Over time you have to lower your blood pressure before getting hormone meds and the doctor soon stops it as you no longer take blood pressure since it literally drained you of energy and simply ordered the meds online and yet your sister wondered why you were doing this. By the end you felt all better despite some people simply not ever going to be able to understand what you were going through mentally and physically.

The music you had playing felt so weird yet comforting at the same time since it kept making me think of the Earthbound intro music and kind of in a way the Cave of the Past and Giygas battle music for some reason too. Just had a totally strange atmosphere about it. Music was just weird yet interesting.

The medal was an easy gain as you have to learn and read and do all of the story and at the end you feel better and the medal is unlocked as well.

Overall, I found this to be a most interesting autobiography and small game about the hardships you went through while going from being a man to a woman and being able to feel good as your confidence grew over time despite all that seemed to happen. Excellent art style game/autobiography, best of luck to you in future endeavors in your life. Great work here!

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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 :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 7, 2012

A beautifully rendered game, and a fantastic insight into someone's personal experience.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 14, 2012

Gotta say, i was pretty confused at first, but im glad somebody has made a "game" (well to show through interactions) how this could make a person feel :)