Tranxiety

A feminine figure asks 'Before we begin, may I ask whether you're cis gendered, or trans?'
  • Developer: Kara Jayne
  • Publisher: Kara Jayne
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: RPG
  • Platform/s: PC (free or donation)

Tranxiety is an RPG that explores the process of transitioning and the transphobic experiences people can have. It shows a protagonist (Jess) appearing as the person she feels she is within dream sequences, with transphobic interactions altering her physical appearance so that it no longer aligns with her gender. The game also explores hormone replacement therapy, family dynamics, difficulties with friendships, and some aspects of how mental illness can be connected to transitioning. This game is excellent for encouraging empathy for this particular set of circumstances, but is careful to ensure the player knows this singular experirence is not indicative of all experiences. Trigger warning for transphobia.