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Social Dysphoria The Game

rated 2.72 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Vertical Flight

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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 ===

"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

=== 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.



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 ^_^


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really liked it! The music, the art, and the style. The gameplay was simple but fun. I like the social commentary aspect, and I'm glad that there are games that transpeople can identify with!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

There's an awful lot of cisplaining going on in these reviews. Personally, I think calling the antagonist Cisbot was to the point. I also appreciated including the unlockable genderqueer character, although it took me a little while to get enough points. Of course for such a small game, the rhetoric is simplified, but personally as a cisguy I thought it wasn't bad. The music was great, too, and the mechanic, though not *too* different from any other shoot-em-up, is executed well. My main complaint is that while the controls were very smooth, every so often they would freak out for a second and the character would keep moving right into a pronoun-bullet.
Also, on the victory screen, it says "conglaturations" instead of "congratulations"--might want to fix that :P

VOEC responds:

That last one is deliberate. Search for "Gostbusters Nes" ;)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is a really, really great game. It's very satisfying to shoot at incorrect pronouns being hurled at you. I just really wish there was a nonbinary gender option. Other than that, this is an amazing game with catchy music.

VOEC responds:

There actually is, but I think you have to unlock it by gaining a certain score (Looking back I think that was a bad decision and I should have had it selectable from the start). But thank you for your comment :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice little idea. Slightly disappointed you can't 'edit' the pronouns and use them - eg shooting the 'tom' off 'tomboy' and collecting the 'boy' part, or the 'he' from 'she'. That would add an extra layer of skill to it (though it's hard to think of many suitable words you could turn from male to female that way - Herr to her, perhaps)

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VOEC responds:

I had that idea, too, but it would have been beyond my programming abilities. Also, as you mentioned, it would have been a bit unbalanced since not many pronouns can be modified from m to f.