My top score (and my only one) in endless mode was 12,605. I thought it was really interesting how I was able to be so good at this without really liking the game. It was basically just the same thing over and over. I'm not complaining, I'm damn good at it! I now have all the medals except the secret ones. I doubt I'll go back for them.
I just thought it was interesting how you had such a good title. I'm pretty sure I'm a boy. The computer didn't seem to believe me either way. While not a classic, definitley worth looking into for the easy medals. Yeah, I'm that kind of guy.
I don't agree with the message, but I love how nicely you have delivered it. The method of deliverance has a "Jonathan Blow" feel to it, in a sense that it's not straight forward, but still not too confusing or pointless, it's just right enough to push the player into the process of interpreting this movements. The game-play is not bad either, but it gets really boring after a while, especially once you get that the levels are repeating with nothing changing. An idea that I have is that since you are shooting letters, maybe you can write something with the letters you have shoot down, and by writing the correct word win something...
I like that this is trying to put cisgendered people into the role of transgendered people, and to give some people some insight into what it's like to be consistently misrepresented and judged. On the other hand... you missed two things. One is that the pressure for the body to conform to the mind doesn't suit everyone. While some people are obviously better off having sex correction surgery, others only suffer due to the expectation from heteronormative society to look like this or that, and from other trans people to be a 'typical trans person' otherwise you're not 'real'. It can invalidate a person as much as pronoun misuse etc.
My other problem is that this is very gender-binary. A 'No' option at the start would be pretty good... I know some trans people like to think that genderqueer individuals are attention seeking or fake though. It's funny to see trans people say the same stuff about genderqueer people as cis people do about trans people. But I assume it's just an oversight in your case.
This is only really meant to be a representation of what transsexual (as in people who seek hrt etc.) people go to in contrast to trans* in general.
But I think if you not focus too much on the ending screen and the game over screen it still works as something that is relevant to all trans* individuals.
But the focus of the game comes from the original idea as stated in the description, which was written by a transsexual person.
Also there is a gender nonbinary option which you can unlock by getting a certain score. It actually even says "No" as the option. So I wouldn't call it an oversight, just what the original idea was focused on.
Although I'm glad that there are more games tackling the issues facing transgendered people, I feel this was a little simplistic in its approach. Perhaps a sequel could touch more on the processes involved in changing gender?
Also, "Ze" isn't necessarily a bad pronoun to use. I have a FtM trans friend who preferred to be referred to as ze during his transitional phase.
...Befuddled me, quite a bit, not so much offended. Even so, surprisingly fun. Could you make a mode where the correct pronouns don't flash, like... A difficult one? Might sound silly, but this was enjoyable, for some reason. Particularly the music, very chippy. Just, er, the strangeness of this is what's keeping this lower for me. Other than that, for a joke game, you put actual effort into it. So, good job, I suppose.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will think about adding something like this.