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Social Dysphoria The Game

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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight
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robots
lasers
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dysphoria

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Sep 28, 2013 | 10:49 AM EDT

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Gender Fluid 5 Points Play as both a boy and a girl at least once
Psychological Evaluation 5 Points Get a gameover in story mode
Step by Step 5 Points Get your first highscore in endless mode
Misgendered 10 Points Collect a correct pronoun
Treasured Vial/Ampule 25 Points Complete the story mode
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=== LATEST UPDATE 29.09.13 - Please clear your cache if your version number is below 1.08! ===

=== Trigger warning: Trans- and Homophobic language ===

=== SOCIAL DYSPHORIA - THE VIDEOGAME ===
"Dodge cisbots Innacurate Pronoun lasers while fighting through the Medical Referral levels and Psych visits teeming with dastardly Uneducated Doctors to reach the treasured Estrogen ampule/Testosterone vial at the top of the castle and save the world!"
- Original game description by aliensexmagic.tumblr.com

=== CONTROLS ===
X / SPACE - Action
ARROWS / WASD - Movement
M - Mute Sound
ESC - Pause

=== ABOUT ===
This was only made for fun as a response to a tumblr post, don't take it too seriously.
Please keep an open mind while playing. Thank you.

Also I would like to note that this is in no way meant to insult cis people in general, I'm sorry for giving that impression and apologize to anyone that might have felt insulted.
If you are hateful against transgender people or any other group, please feel insulted.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for improvement, please let me know.

For added fun while playing: Be transgender.

Reviews


TimberWolf65TimberWolf65

Rated 4 / 5 stars

A fairly well crafted game, I'd say. It does a good job of doing what it sets out to do, namely highlighting the abuse and generally poor treatment of transgendered individuals by some of society's less understanding members. Not much to do within it, but that's not unusual for flashgames. That being said, gameplay does tend to get a little dull before long, but I can't really fault it for that due to the underlying messages. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what else to say, however. Overall, though, I'd say this was a pretty good creation.


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SuperMseSuperMse

Rated 4 / 5 stars

You know what would be neat? A mechanic where you could shoot letters from improper pronouns to turn them into proper pronouns. So, like, for a trans man character, being able to shoot the "wo" out of "woman" to turn it into "man." It would add to the whole idea of having words shot at you. As it stands, they're just kinda basic projectiles.


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DaggerPenDaggerPen

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I give you 3/5 for gameplay, 4/5 for message, and 4/5 for design.

Specific comments:

-Gameplay isn't bad, but it's not terribly unique. It's just your usual dodge and shoot game, which is a solid base, but you don't go anywhere particularly exciting for it. The animation is nice and smooth, though, and the controls handle well.
-There's not a lot of gameplay and concept integration. The idea of dodging misgendering and picking up proper gender stuff is a good start, but it feels kind of generic.
-I'm sure this was part of the point, but the cisbot's constant flashing is really irritating. It's supposed to be annoying and all, but could we get it a bit more photosensitive friendly?
-I'm a little surprised there's no nonbinary option in the gender request screen. It's mentioned in the achievements, but I would have expected that as an option, followed by gameplay dealing with binarism.
-Music is a bit annoying, but you have a mute option, which far too many games leave out, so bonus points for that.

All in all, I was really excited to see another trans-positive game, but the game itself doesn't really communicate much in the way of complexity, and the gameplay on its own isn't that exciting. I'll bump you up half a star for effort, though.


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VOEC responds:

The actually is a nonbinary option, but you have to unlock it by gaining a certain amount of points in story mode.


foggyland1foggyland1

Rated 4 / 5 stars

lovely game, reccomending it to my mates



ZabrielZabriel

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Rad game, a lot of fun. I was immediately upset at cisbot for not letting me choose a non-binary gender on my first playthrough. I'd love to see more awesomeness like this ^_^