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developer: exodrifter; based in austin, texas

release date: september 19, 2020

platforms: steam itch.io tape club

price: $3 USD digital, $5 physical


a short 20 minute non-linear narrative game about negative experiences after coming out as transgender.


i was trying to be a full-time indie developer for the first time in my life at the time i made this game. i was working on a different game and i was deeply dissatisfied with it, burnt out, extremely depressed, and lonely. so, in the summer of 2020 i decided to try and find my passion for game development again by doing a short game jam, just for myself, originally just to prove the capabilities of the narrative scripting language i had designed. on a spur of the moment, i wrote about my feelings about gender dysphoria and released it. i found that people kept playing it, so i felt motivated to work on it more and added voice acting and controller support. it was released on steam in april 2023 and made available in pizza pranks videogame tape club in january 2024.


  • full voice acting
  • there's no images, only text
  • uncomfortable audio to listen to


trailer (link )


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monetization permission

exodrifter allows for the contents of Gender Dysphoria to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from no signal is legally & explicitly allowed by exodrifter.

about the developer

I want to create emotionally powerful experiences that connect with players in meaningful ways. I feel that video games as a medium is uniquely suited for allowing someone to experience a more contemplative, understanding perspective. It is with video games that I hope to make the world a better place.

Gender Dysphoria credits

exodrifter audio, designer, developer, writer

Kaden Catalina @utsito voice acting

Jasmine Yang @Ranting_Trans voice acting

Senna Fox @TheSennaFox voice acting

Rico Hatton @LordRicoVA voice acting