Acceptance is a game about trans people desynced for non-trans people in mind. To spread awareness and understanding about trans people and the issues they can go though.
I played it and loved it. A short while later I put a small review of it on itch.io, then tweeted it.
Then went on talking about it for days after. To friends, family and anyone who were too polite to tell me to shut up.
So last week it decided to replay it. As my interest and understanding of LGBTQ+ community has increased, it felt right to play it. I made different choses in this play though than I did in my last run. It still felt good to play. It still had the same impact for me.
So, after replaying it, I thought I would re-review it. The review is very short, but then so is the game. You could finish it in ten minutes. But it is worth the time.
Written by @laurakbuzz and @8bitgoggles.
Art Work by 8bitgoggles
Music by @joannablackhart
Coded by @lexicobob
It starts off with a trigger warning. The game contains sexual assault and suicide. The game asks if you’re a man or a woman, then the game tells you that you’re wrong.
You live a day in the life of a transman or transwoman. The game gives you very interesting prompts to continue the story. You can complete it very quickly. But it’s about informing rather than entertaining.
It makes you aware that some people don’t think themselves as they appear. In the opening seen it explains the disconnect that some trans people may feel when they look in the mirror. That you are not the “You” you see. It also shows you the work you’d have to go through before you can even leave the house. It’s not as simple as putting on make-up or after shave.
I don’t want to go on too much and give way the story (or at least the male story path). But I can imagine that the story hits the same beats.
Being a black man, I have been though prejudices. I found it a fascinating to see the parallels. Walking a day in someone else’s shoes, but this someone is still you.