A downloadable game
A journal game about the six months of my life when I made the decision to begin hormone replacement therapy.
**NEW! Play the sequel, Ohmygod Are You Alright?**
Anna Anthropy's playable diary revolves around her experience with hormone replacement therapy. Every chapter is a minimal game that cleverly employs low-level systems of interactions (controls, collisions, movements in space, micro-challenges and so on) to express a range of visceral states like frustration, stress, humiliation or relief.
Not only does it aim to communicate the sense of vulnerability in one's own body and the life challenges that seem to go hand in hand with the process, but it also illustrates some of the systemic prejudices and social behavior of others that create additional challenges. In that regard it's Anthropy's personal story, but it also has something to teach others.
The game works as a series of small sequences that deal with everything from feeling judged in a women's bathroom to sensitive nipples after a week of estrogen pills. It's all very honest, and open, and unafraid to be awkward, wrapping up into a narrative that can be inspiring no matter what your personal background.
Purchase dys4ia and you'll also receive the soundtrack by Liz Ryerson.
**If you're trans and can't afford $5 for the game, email collectfruit at gmail dot com and we'll work something out!**
Note to Teachers: If you wish to use dys4ia in a classroom setting, you don't have to buy a copy for each of your students, but I ask that you purchase the game for at least $20. Thank you!
Note to Galleries / Curators: If you wish to display dys4ia as part of an exhibition or gallery, you must purchase the game for my artist's fee of $200.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.00 USD. You will get access to the following files: