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"[GENDERWRECKED] ended up being such a fascinating, deep look into gender—and how people decide their own—that it made me start to finally get a grasp on the damn thing. Gender is a fuck, friends."  -- Kotaku
"Humorous, defiant in its glibness, and moving in its sincerity." 
90/100 -- VentureBeat
"By the tail end... the game has ripped out your heart with a fist made of maggots while it warmly holds your hand... It was made for the monsters, the ones who are just trying to live... We deserve more games like this." Verdict: Yes --  Zam  
"Genderwrecked... feels like it exists through sheer force of will alone, as if the developers had to cram all of their ideas, personality, and being into the game.... Stuffed to the seams with heart and charm." -- Itch.io Recommends 
"Philosophy, comedy, and horror combine in a silly and clever exploration of identity." -- IGN
"There's something deeply honest and sweet about this post-apocalyptic fantasy world where everybody has a place to figure out who they want to be and how they want to fit in." -- PC Gamer 
"Funny, charming, and thoughtful" -- Rock Paper Shotgun
"To see such care taken into depicting multifaceted stories about gender is rare in videogames" -- Unwinnable
"The first game I鈥檝e ever played where I felt completely seen and understood as a person who tentatively identifies as genderqueer... I really can鈥檛 recommend this game enough." -- Autostraddle 
Jury Award -- Melbourne Queer Games Festival 2018

GENDERWRECKED is a post-apocalyptic genderpunk visual novel about traveling broken lands and kissing/fighting/talking to monsters in an attempt to learn the true meaning of a mysterious force called GENDER. 

  • Make out with the sun
  • Be mean to a tree
  • Become parent to ONE HUNDRED FIFTY NINE MEATY BOYS
  • Seduce a robot dad
  • Gay worms
  • Secret ending??????????
  • blood
  • AND MANY MORE

(A free demo is also available, encompassing two chapters of the game.)

CW: Gore, body horror, suicide ideation, gender dysphoria, dissociation/depersonalization, insults to intelligence, parenthood, death mention

CREDITS

Ryan Rose Aceae: Lead writer, character artist (PatreonTwitter)

Heather Robertson: Programmer, background artist, assistant writer, audio designer (Itch.io, PatreonTwitter)

Medley Baxter: Lead audio designer (Patreon, Twitter)

Nightjars: Ending song (Bandcamp)

Purchase

Buy Now$6.66 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6.66 USD. You will get access to the following files:

GENDERWRECKED Linux 250 MB
GENDERWRECKED Mac 249 MB
GENDERWRECKED PC 264 MB

Download demo

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GENDERWRECKED Demo PC 49 MB
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GENDERWRECKED Demo Mac 34 MB
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GENDERWRECKED Demo Linux 39 MB

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well well well... after purchasing this game 5 years ago, yesterday I finally decided to give it a go, even though I'm not into pronouns, I still enjoyed this game a little, the characters look good(seeing them from screenshots is literally why I purchased this), the story was fine, it was a little short which is never a bad thing for imo(unlike other people I actually like short stories), I actually didn't like all the repeating static noise at the beginning, I'm more of a fan of a nice sweet melody, maybe a guitar riff of a classic piano piece(I think the Idea is clear).

well  I don't know what else is there to say, was it the worst VN I have ever played? definitely no. are there better ones out there? absolutely. 

all in  all it's a solid attempt of making a VN about gender and pronouns, and also the $6.66 is asking for a little too much, I have seen better products on Itch for way less.

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What a beautiful game that y'all have made! It touched my trans & nonbinary heart <3

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thank you so much!

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Loved this game a ton-- I felt BOY BOY BOY BOY BOY in my heart. Just wanted you to know that this was required playing in my college course as well... you're academically relevant!

i'm so glad you enjoyed!! who's your professor? i know a couple academics who teach genderwrecked so i'm curious whether it's someone i know. thank you!

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Dude I loved this game so much I straight up wrote an essay about it for a college final. This is a really beautiful game and really insightful and I got a good grade so :) the trans community stays winning. Thank you!

oh hell yes congrats on the good grade!! i would love to read your essay if you want to share, my email is gendervamp@gmail.com 馃槉

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I am honestly flabberghasted. This really made me rethink how current society views GENDER, not as something deep and personal but more like a determined category that means something for some reason. 

I honestly really, really want to view GENDER in the more individual way, the monstrosity of it, the way the designs reflected the characters as people (and not people, shout out to * *). 

I copied it yesterday after playing the demo through once, honestly i was already sold on the tagline. I initially copied it so i could show it to all the gay ass mfs that go to my boarding school (SPOILERS: they got the mark ending). But after playing it once i really just had to go through it again. thinking about the characters and deepending my understanding of GENDER.

Maybe the real GENDER really was the friends we made along the way.

i have also been looking at a few of your other projects. Keep up the good work ryan. 

sincerely: some monsterous autist.

PS: i could definitely see a neurodivergent reading somewhere in here, but maybe thats just beacuse of the correleation between neurodivergence and gayness.

thank you so much for this lovely thoughtful comment! you are most definitely on base with the neurodivergent reading too 馃槉

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i finally got around to playing this game, and god, what a beautifully written story about what we could become. community does exist outside of oppression, and GENDER, as unique as it is to everyone, is something we are all connected by.

i cried btw. with everything going on in the us right now, this game took me by the hand and said "you will always find love and peace. you will be okay. we will be okay." i'm gonna share it with every one of my genderwrecked friends.

馃槶馃槶馃槶 what a sweet comment!! sending so much love to you and yours 馃挒

it didn't help me, but it was made well

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this is something I really needed to play, right now. I love the affirmation in identifying with the monstrous. talking to Lucy and Maggie was my favourite part. Lucy especially speaks to what I think I've been grappling with, I love what she says about changing her outside to match her inside. That's exactly what I need, too. Thank you for making this beautiful game.

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i missed this comment until now but thank YOU so much! i'm glad you found something in our game 馃挒

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So cool!!!! this is a required game for my queer game studies class!!!! I enjoyed it a lot

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ooh is that with dr teddy pozo? glad you enjoyed!!

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im obsessed i love this game, my perception on gender has been modified bc of this game

the art is very cool and detailed, and the dialogue makes me pass out, i love it, it's literally amazing. 10/10 game, i maybe teared up a bit from this. 

(thanks for blessing me with robot dad)

ahh thank you so much this is so sweet!! 10/10 comment :)

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this game has been obsessing me since i first found out about it around a year ago, i've been reading through it over and over again and sharing it with all my friends and community members
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i also find it really sweet how you took time to answer every single comment on this page so far, thank you so much for your work and dedication! <3

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aww thank YOU so much for this sweet comment!! it means a lot to hear from y'all and i'm so glad our game stuck with you <3

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this game wormed its way into my brain and said "we're going to be okay." i haven't stopped sobbing since. pls i love it and you sm <33

thank you so much!! we love you too <3

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this was funny and really enjoyable..and .so incredibly beautiful....i'm crying rn....i dont think i have anything else to say

<3

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I once played this game at a video game convention at a museum near DC! I have been looking everywhere for it since and I am so ecstatic to have found it. 

was that the smithsonian american art museum arcade in summer 2019?? i'm so glad you found us again!

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Never before have my views on gender been so perfectly described. I still don't understand it, or know why I care so much about understanding it, but at least I know I'm not alone. But that's just the message I got from it. You may find a different meaning. 

Edit: nvm I think I found a good definition of gender. This game works wonders.

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thank you so much, i'm glad our game spoke to you!

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I think I fucked a tree....

It's so hard to end videos to make this a series, I just want to keep reading more! Exactly my type of humor, the writing is so well done and the art is GORGEOUS. Go read this one, because it's absolutely been worth it so far.

thank you so much!!

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I wish I had something coherent and poetic to say about this game, but it's now living permanently in the space I used to use for thinking. A huge win for the intersection between genderfluid furries and dad enjoyers. Can't recommend it enough :3

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thank you!!

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Such an amazing game, I loved every second of it and it has become one of my favourite games ever! I felt so at home and comforted by all of this game and just would recommend it to everyone!

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thank you so much, that's so sweet!!

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I was looking forward to playing this game, and it still somehow exceeded my expectations. I think I'm going to be thinking about this game for the next few days

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<3

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honestly, i didnt know what to expect from opening this game, it just seemed fun in concept but after playing it i want to say: you made the perfect game to make us monsters feel together, thank you :)  -  a wandering nonbinary asexual

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aw i'm so glad! much love :)

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Love this game so far but 0/10 its railroading me into kissing someone i wouldn't want to (jk on 0/10 but its, like, annoying bordering on slightly (slightly) upsetting i do not desire to kiss any dads. I wouldn't even ask if I could. My orientation is dadn't sdfhgsdknj).

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aw i'm really sorry it's upsetting, but also you don't have to kiss any characters you don't want to! two character routes require you to *ask* if you can kiss them but you can opt out of the actual kissing

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aye! i kinda figured that. more an immersion thing than anything, i'm not overly upset dfsasd.  coolass game anyways!

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thank you!

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after spending a week at home getting misgendered and having to explain over and over again to my mom that im not a girl, this game made me feel like i could breathe again. it made me feel like im not so alone. like there are other people who get what im feeling. i cant wait to play it again. thank you so much for this.

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i'm so glad we could give you some relief. take care <3

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This game was amazing, from Larry to Jolene the Tree, the characters were so lovable and unique and their dialogue was really charming! I found myself the proud parent of 159 MEATY BOYS! It has just the right amount of ambiguity and open-endedness that really lets the world breathe and live. Awesome stuff!

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thank you so much, glad you enjoyed!!

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I ADORED this game... The gender euphoria from being able to choose it/its pronouns for myself was amazing!! Thank you so much

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aw thanks so much, glad you enjoyed!

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aa the demo was amazing, can't get the full one but the art and writing and character design was so fresh and awesome!

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thank you!! if the problem is not being able to afford it you can send me an email at gendervamp@gmail.com and i can hook you up with a download key :)

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Thank you so much for making this. I love it!

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aw thank YOU!!

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I can only play the demo rn but it looks so good!!!! I love the aesthetic and the humour. Your art style is also sooo rad

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thanks so much!!

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i love this! the art is so pretty. i cant buy the full game, but what ive seen so far is really good! 

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thanks so much! if you can't afford the full game you can always email me at gendervamp@gmail.com and i can get you hooked up with a download :)

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This game was so much fun and so sweet!  Thanks for making it!

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aww thank you!!

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Thank you for making this. I plan on purchasing it as soon as I can afford it.

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thank you, i hope you enjoy :)

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Thank you, this was exactly what I needed to hear.

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<3

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this was an really great experience and I felt *seen*, and also it's AMAZINGLY sweet considering how terrifying everything looks. It's short but one of those things that gives you a lot to think about afterwards. Thank you so much for making this <3

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thank YOU for playing and for this lovely comment <3

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right? :D

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just played the demo and oh my god i loved it . i'm so sorry i can't afford to buy the whole thing and support the creator because it's made me so happy , as a violently genderqueer person myself this has made me feel so seen thank you for making this i'm really sorry i can't support you

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aw hey no worries, glad you enjoyed! 馃枻

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I played the demo and just loved it!! If I was able to get the full game I would bc I LOVE what I see

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why can't you get the full game? email me at gendervamp@gmail.com, i can send you a download.

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thank you for this gift 馃檹馃尣

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i loved every second of this and what it stood for. it made me feel more seen than i think anything else has yet. thank you to all of you

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thank YOU so much, i'm so glad you felt seen <3

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thank you for making this game. it really got to me in a deep way. i have been struggling a lot this year with my own gender. i haven't figured it out at all but this helped me feel closer i think. i am going to be on my quest for a while, i think, but this certainly helped me feel understood and seen. thanks again i loved this game xoxo

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i'm really happy to hear GW helped you, and thank you for this very sweet comment :)

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man i wish i could get the full game, but i loved the demo!

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email me at gendervamp@gmail.com if you can't afford it, i'll send you a download

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Just played the demo, I love Phil so much. What a legend. Thanks for this insanely specific game that caters to my very specific tastes and shows just how. w e i r d gender is fgdhfgfd


hopefully ill get the full game someday i cant wait!!

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thank you!

ps if you can't afford the full game, email me at gendervamp@itch.io and i'll send you a download key

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Nah my dude you deserve the spicy 6.66, and I deserve something cool to look forward to!

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