Published on March 12th, 2012 | by Wild Gender1
OMG: Play “Dys4ia” the Video Game
Has a trans-identified gamer created the next angry birds? Maybe not. But this web based game built by Anna Anthropy is likely the only video game in existance that serves as an autobiographical account of hormone replacement therapy.
The visuals are clunky, Atari-style and the tasks are simple, mazes and pong. But the interesting aspect is really having these game-like tasks interspersed between the storytelling of simulated frustrations.
The first three levels are divided into gender, medical, and “hormonal bullshit.” And the disclamer at the begining of the game reiterates that the gamers expierence “isn’t anyone else’s and is not meant to be representative of every trans person.
As for Wild Gender, we’re stuck on the estrogen distribution level.
Good luck everyone, get your queer-mo game on. Click on the images below to start the game.
Anthropy is a freelance scratchware game creator and author of Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form.