Now recovered, she’s just released an autobiographical game called Ohmygod are you alright about her experience—of the injury, the hospital, and the additional challenges treatment poses for a low-income trans woman, as well as the sense of aloneness she experienced after the accident. She calls it a “direct sequel” to dys4ia, her popular piece about going through hormone replacement therapy. Since its release in 2012, dys4ia’s been celebrated in the press as an “empathy game”, as it seemed to allow people to feel for Anna in a circumstance that many of the players would never experience themselves. By playing Anna’s autobiographical story, players learned more about the experience of transition and dysphoria, and said they felt empathy for her.

Source: This ’empathy game’ reveals a real challenge for indie games – Offworld

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