Tell Me Why authors don’t want to hurt transgender and queer people – Igromania

Yesterday, during the presentation Xbox, Studio Dontnod presented a new trailer for interactive drama Tell me why and named the release dates for the episodes: August 27, September 3 and 10. The game is coming to PC and Xbox One and will be available to subscribers Xbox Game Pass.

At the same time, the studio has updated the FAQ section on the game’s official website. He is now equipped spoiler alert, because for the sake of reassuring sensitive players, the developers have issued a number of plot details.

In the story, the main characters, the twins Alison and Tyler, meet ten years after the death of their mother and go to their childhood home in the wilderness of Alaska. And there they find that their memories of the most important night are completely different. Now they need to find out what really happened.

The main question concerns the fate of Tyler, a transgender who was born a girl but is now a boyfriend. The developers claim that they want to debunk the stereotypes: gender reassignment in this case is not associated with pain and trauma, and Tyler’s decision was not influenced in any way by negative childhood events.

Moreover, the game has a number of endings. But all of them for Tyler will turn out to be extremely optimistic and will differ only in how his relationship with his sister develops and what he will do after the game finale.

Both Tyler and Michael, a queer Indian, will not experience transphobia and homophobia in the game. The fact that some people can be intolerant and aggressive, we learn only in the first chapter of Tyler’s story (some will show micro-aggression towards him) and from Michael’s stories. Then they will learn to surround themselves with understanding and benevolent people, and everything will work out right away.
The Tell Me Why developers guarantee that Tyler’s “dead” name given to him at birth will never be heard in the game. As a child, he will be called Ollie – this is a nickname that he invented for himself. So mistakes Deadly premonition 2 they will not repeat.

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