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:
A note about this game’s content, including spoilers, can be found in this review.
Support and counseling for transgender teens and young adults
Vered Counseling offers affirming, transgender therapy in Texas and North Carolina.
If you want more support navigating gender issues, you can read more about my counseling for transgender, gender-nonconforming, and questioning teens. You can also read about support for parents of transgender teens.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to contact Vered Counseling and share your thoughts.