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"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 

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 (Twitter)

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

Medley Baxter: Audio designer (Patreon, Twitter)

Published Jan 29, 2017
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 31 days ago
Rating
(36)
Authorryan rose aceae
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction, Role Playing
Tags2D, Colorful, Dark Humor, Experimental, Gore, LGBT, Monsters
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
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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

Comments

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Whenever I see things like this I get scared that they might turn out to be a gross joke about how confusing/confused/wrong trans & non-binary people are but this game turned out to be nothing but beautiful, poetic, & kind.

It had such a happy ending too, it never made me feel *too* sad & now that I finished it I'm happier than I have been in days, so that was a big bonus!

This game honestly made me feel a little less anxious about talking about being trans too?  Like I always feel like I have to be really super casual about it or I'm being overly & sometimes I can't even say "trans" out loud out of embarrassment but I spent that whole game introducing myself as Kevin, he/him & by the time I met Mark I stopped feeling so bad about it.

It was just a really good & kind game, thank you for making it.  (Sorry i wrote so much I just really liked the game)

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Wow, this is amazing! The characters are so intriguing and honestly a lot more fun than I expected. I defintely want to buy the full game soon because I just really love this game! I made a video, I hope you enjoy! 

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Honestly, I feel like this game gave me my gender back? Like I didn't even realized how much I missed the days where my GENDER was new and poetic and this gave me some of that feeling again. After spending so long ignoring my gender out of convenience it's good to be welcomed home like I'd always had a place there. Who's to say it's immature to describe my gender as the squeak of a guitar string or the lurch of a missed step on the stairs?

I should get a diary or something instead of venting in these comments LMAO but seriously thank you for this it's so necessary and good

(+2)

oh gosh i actually teared up a bit reading this-- thank you so much for sharing your feelings with us, and i'm so happy our game meant so much to you <3

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I could only play the demo but the game seems really interesting and the drawings are sooogorgeous <3 Really I think I'm in love with your drawings haha. I'll make sure to buy it one day if I can lmao

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hey if you don’t have the funds to buy it then shoot me an email at gendervamp@gmail.com & i’ll send you a download key :)

(+4)

Thank you for making this. It's really, really special. Or is it they're really, really special? Is this game a person with a gender?  I don't really know anymore. Eh,  I'm fine not knowing as long as we can all live together and play videogames.

Seriously though, this game made me feel seen. Thanks :)

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thank YOU so much for playing!!! <3

(+4)

This game gave me such a wild trip in the very best way and explored gender in a way I could only ever hear my brain thinking.  I've never experienced a game (or any piece of media for that matter) that shook my core, made me laugh, cry, and feel my own gender all over again.  

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oh gosh, what a kind comment. thank you so much, i'm so glad we could affect you like that <3

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Now this, this is art. I i wish i could play the whole game, like REALLY.

I'm in love with this, the art is amazing, the story is great and the character development is outstanding. You're a cool person, ryan.

oh gosh, thank you so much!!!

what keeps you from being able to play the whole game? if you can't afford it let me know and i can send you a download key!

I'm kind of stupid, i didn't know there was a full game. Well it's not expensive but i have to ask before i pay for anything.

It's kind of embarrising that i can't choose what i do with my own money...

(+3)

Absolutely fantastic - brimming with charm and an incredible ride all the way through <3 DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and play this game and feel so many things at once 

thank you so much!!!! <3

(+3)

Such a great game <3 

So short, but so beautiful. Let's all be genderbeasts together!

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thank you so much!!!

everyone is a genderbeast forever

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Sorry about the audio: 

thanks for playing!

No worries, I love the game a lot

What do i do with Python.exe?

oh hey sorry for the late reply! do you still need help with this?

(+2)

This game is beautiful.  It made me feel emotions again.  It hurts, but it's better than emptiness.  I really hope the apocalypse creates a world just like the one in this game.  Swirling fire-beasts, werewolf-women, trees, and all.

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oh gosh, thank you so much. i'm sorry that our game made you hurt, but i'm glad it made you feel? sending love <3

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Thanks so much.  Don't feel sorry for anything.

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This shit is fucking phenomenal. As in, something that enraptured my senses and lit a fire in my very soul.

(+1)

thank you SO MUCH <333

(+2)

This is very good. I'm usually not into visual novels but the random strangeness and profanity-laden charm is what makes this game endearing and excellent in my eyes. I look forward to whatever you work on next. 

(+1)

thank you so much!!!

wrt what we're working on next--
i have a minicomic coming up in an all-trans anthology called "we're still here" and a new visual novel in the works!
heather is working on an "antifascist hyperkinetic brawler" called EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER!

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I loved this game, I bought the full game:  

(+1)

thank you!!

Guys and Girls, There are different paths you can go, try choosing a different option!: 

(+3)

I am struggling to describe my experience without using hyperbole, but this game is special and good. There's a heart to every corner that radiates truth. I loved it. 

(+1)

this is such a kind compliment, thank you so much <3

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loved it. thanks for sharing

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thanks!!!

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THIS IS MY KINDA FUCKING GAME HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH

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HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH

(+4)

i was going to post some screencaps to a part that really hit me in a way i don't think i've ever realized before, but i figured it was a moment someone else might want to discover in the same way i did. so instead i'll just say, thank you so much for making this <3

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ah gosh!!! thank YOU for playing it <3

(+1)

This is a very intersting Demo, I would love to play the full game :3

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thank you! it'll be coming out soon :)

(+2)

This, frankly is beautiful,  I personally adore  Franny, i would love to play the full release, this is very exciting!

thank you! i'm so glad you enjoyed it!!

(+1)

really good! my favorite visual novel so far!! i cant wait for the full release

thank you so much!!!

(+3)

would it be too meta to say this game is my gender now, because i love this dearly. something about typing in my pronouns that no one else uses for me but that i hold dear to my heart made this game a lot more personal, so thank you

i'm so glad that it meant something to you!

(+2)

Holy fuck, this is amazing :'D It's got everything I love. Can't believe I got to have my pronouns respected while making out with beings of existential horror. I can't even decide who's my favourite, they're all so great. Though Larry for sure is the hottest... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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(sorry for the late reply)

thank you so much! i hope you enjoy the full version too-- sadly we don't have an official release date.

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I'm not a fan of visual novels -- I find them fanciful, predictable, and very often poorly written -- but this one's outright anarchic approach makes it more of what i can only describe as an ANTI visual novel. Nothing is idyllic or straightforward, and nobody knows what they want or how to get it. It has a message that speaks directly against the established norm for the medium and it delivers it well. Not to mention the art is grotesque, the humour is on point, the language is relatable, and the soundtrack is non-invasive and sometimes chilling. And, thankfully, unlike a lot of trans-oriented media, I don't find this to be preachy or heavy-handed. I think it communicates the psychological aspects of dysphoria with a very welcome dash of subtlety.

Also, it makes an AWESOME video thumbnail.

I'm really keen to check out the full thing. The story is too fascinating to end on a cliffhanger d:


(I wish I could speak like this out loud but while playing I could only manage a few awkward grunts...)

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(sorry for the late reply)

thank you so much! this is such a wonderful compliment. we don't have an official release date yet sadly.

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I did not expect much at first, but I rather enjoy this game.

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glad you liked it :)