Video games about being transgender?
Yup, that’s a thing.
For those of you who don’t know, I actually have a background in applying video games to mental health.
Much like any other media (such as books, movies, or music), video games invite players to experience and reflect in different ways.
What you get out of the game also depends on how you approach it.
Whether you’re looking for LGBT representation in video games, trans-positive games, or cathartic and emotional experiences, these titles have something to offer.
To whom would you recommend these games?
For many people, these games can offer a way of seeing your reflection through another lens. I think these games would benefit people who are:
Wrestling with gender identity issues/feels
Thinking about your queerness, whether in sexuality, expression, or gender
Fed up with gender dysphoria triggers
Wanting to burn down society for making it so hard to exist as you are
Feeling weird and wanting to know you’re not alone
(Note: the second recommended game is intense. More information at the bottom)
Where to find games about being queer: