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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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
why can't you get the full game? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, i can send you a download.
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
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
man i wish i could get the full game, but i loved the demo!
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!!
ps if you can't afford the full game, email me at email@example.com and i'll send you a download key
fuc i dONT HAVE MONEY bUT I LOVE THIS OK
and phil is cool 👍
As someone who has recently been digging around in its gender feels, this game made me feel seen and warm and good in a way that I expected from reading about it and yet caught me totally off guard still. I don't really know how to gather up all the words to express how much this made me feel. Thank you so much for making it!
I really appreciated the way that this game sought to encourage discussion of gender's role in different ways and in entertaining fashion and would suggest it as a primer to those early gender questions to many with some caveats. That said, I was pretty displeased to see the one clearly extremely unpleasant character so strongly associated with neopronouns with no off-balance. For all the sense of inclusion otherwise, I walked away feeling like the game was telling you that neopronouns aren't valid and are only for arrogant pseudo-intellectual edgy people, which is exactly the stereotype they already have to deal with from outside the queer community. Perpetuating it within the queer community is a hard sin to swallow, even with the rest of the game being nice.
Entirely fair, but also I really liked Jolene. Hoo was super, super cute and my second favourite person to kiss.
i'm really sorry that's how it came across! that was never the intention and honestly i love jolene just as much as all the other characters, hoo was actually my favorite to write. hoo's abrasive personality is certainly not a reflection of my or heather's feelings about neopronouns, which i fully support, and have tried out in the past myself! jolene might be a little annoying but to me is still lovable and worthy of respect and community, and i personally don't like writing all my queer characters to be friendly and sweet, because i think we should be allowed to be abrasive and messy and difficult. jolene is also a little bit of a self-drag, because i can be a bit pretentious and use 10 words when 2 would do, and am kind of a dick sometimes when i really want someone to be my friend.
i hope this helps and i'm so sorry that our game made you feel othered. (also sorry this reply is so late. for some reason i don't get notifications when someone posts on this page, so i only see them when i remember to check.)
oh god i cannot express the amount of pain i feel having to put this in a folder to buy later, i just spent a bunch of money on some games and then right after purchase i find this monster,this beast, this absolute unit of a eldritch horror of a game and its calling my name, and a dumb bitch for not waiting a few more minutes to see this glorious masterpiece. As soon as the weekend hit this game shall be within my grasps and i will play it i promise thee that much. (also i fucking love this art style)
I JUST FINISHED IT AND I WAS RIGHT THIS IS AMAZING AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH
this game is For A Me
This is a beautiful game, I've wanted to play it for a bit I'm so glad I actually did. The characters were awesome and it got me thinking about gender in a way that I hadn't before. The ending was so touching, and even though the game was pretty short when the characters returned I was glad to see them again.
I'm glad to be in a world where this game exists
never in my life did i think making out with the sun in a video game is something i would do. but ya know what, i'd do it again.
you can help someone punch the sun in Monster Prom
look the sun is hot ok
The advertising is accurate: my gender is wrecked.
In all seriousness though, (not that that wasn't) I adore this game. It brings adorableness to creatures of horrifying nightmares, sensitivity to creatures seeming unfeeling, and meaning to a seemingly empty world. I know I will be returning to this game because I have to. In the best and worst of times this game shows the possibility of unlikely friendship in an extremely short amount of time. It reminds me how large our impacts can be when they are ever so small. And it reminds me to keep searching for things I love, but sometimes that search is just me reaching out to others to come find me. We are all on our own journeys, but there's no reason we can't follow our paths together as they inevitably intertwine.
I love this game and it loves me.
this comment is so sweet and articulate/poetic, thank you so much! the game definitely does love you 🖤
Follow-up Note: I have returned to this game at least 3 times in the last year, though I lost count, it’s probably more. Each time I play it, or even listen to the end song (17 by Nightjars, which I bought on Bandcamp immediately after my first playthrough), I feel like I’m transported back to those feelings of love and hope and sadness and friendship. It’s wonderful. Gosh, maybe I’ll play it again today.
Probably my absolute favourite game I've discovered here. I keep recommending it to everyone I know.
Poignant, honest, and beautiful, I found myself utterly in love with each character and felt like I never wanted this delightfully monstrous journey to end. When it arrived, I started replaying it again to see what else I could learn. I have honestly never felt my gender so accurately represented before and have entirely changed my opinion on maggots.
thank you so much! it's really wonderful and heartwarming to hear that GENDERWRECKED meant so much to you, thank you <3
today i tried to buy this game for a friend and i accidentally bought it again for myself but its chill bc this game deserves it
ah i'm sorry! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can get you a download key to send to your friend if you still need it!
I cried so much as the credits rolled. My gender is in a good place right now, but I remember every bit of what it took to get this far.
Thank you so much for making this for everyone.
I really have ta know if the secret ending is something i've already found, or if there's still more to this game!
Also, I want to read the PS's from other players, can that be done? ;w;
Either way this game is so... Feeling?? I don't know I gotta process. But, moon is kinda really helpful to my own gender quest!!
hmmm well the secret ending has to do with mark! that's the only thing i can tell you!
I'm so glad I finally got around to playing this. I kept laughing and falling in love throughout.
This game made me cry in good ways :D Every character was designed so intricately and, they're just all really awesome <3
I can't put it into anything sophisticated or cool or the exact wording of how it made me feel but I'll try. This game made me feel safe, welcomed. It felt like a really good hug after a long cry and now I get to doze off for a nap, knowing I'm loved and not alone. That's how it felt.
Honest, thoughtful, atmospheric, elegant, well-crafted. Very much like or unlike gender, depending on your point of view. This game might not have answers but it has questions and that's even better.
This game wrecked me (pun intended) on so many levels. Everything from the design to the characters to the insight you feel about yourself by the end come together to make a game you want to play again and again.
GENDERWRECKED is a truly amazing game. Between beautiful hand-drawn characters and simple (yet effective) ASCII backgrounds, the player is lured slowly into Aceae's beautiful and terrible world. Using a simple interface, Aceae tackles a daunting and abstract question: "What is gender?".
Released July 24th, 2017, GENDERWRECKED will take you on a journey into self-reflection, and hopefully leave you with a greater understanding of this haunting and glorious world in which we live. Or at the very least, help provide some measure of closure for the poor souls hounded by the need to define one's self that is so prevalent in our modern world.
Any hints for installing on Linux? Loved it on windows, trying to show it to a friend on a Linux Machine (Ubuntu) and haven't had much luck.
hey i'm sorry it's taken a while for me to get back to you-- are you still having issues? i'm afraid i can't be much help and i asked the programmer and she's not sure either :(
Oh my god i love this so much! Art in this game is just a pleasure to my eyes, looks so simple but so unique at the same time! Damnnn i wish i had money to buy this right now ughhh ;-; I've played the demo 6 times already, so beautiful... Look at dem monster bbys <3
thank you so much gosh!!! if you're still unable to afford the game and wanna play it, email me at email@example.com and i can hook you up with a free download code!
thank you so much! if you're not able to afford the full game please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, i'll hook you up with a free download!
aaa i played the demo and absolutely ADORED it !!!
this game is?? so good?? it really hits the stuff i like and its so ?? interesting??
i want to play and learn more abt this world but so far its really fascinating,,,,,
thank you so much!!! i hope you enjoy the full game too!!!
hi :) i just wanted to say that i adore this––i wrote a poem based on the demo for my high school fiction & poetry class, so thank you for the inspiration! one day, when i'm out of high school and when i can actually...buy things hahah, i'll definitely spend more than $6.66 for this game because the demo made me so happy <3
ah gosh that's so sweet, thank you! i'd love to see your poem, if you're okay with sharing! and if you can't buy the game, email me at email@example.com and i'll send you a free download code :)
This game fucking rules and it should be taught in schools <3 <3 <3
thanks! and we actually had a professor a couple months back contact us to let us know she put the game on her class reading list >:]
i'm just so happy that something this beautiful can exist. thank you all so much.
thank YOU so much for playing and for this lovely comment <3
aaaaaaaaaaaah i made an account just to comment on how much i loved the demo!! it was lovely, thank you so much <3 i'll make sure to buy the full game whenever i can!
omg thank you so much for commenting, then-- it's so nice to hear back!
if you're unable to afford the full game, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i can send you a download key :)
This one really got to me. Thank you.
I really wanted to win this conversation
This is just… really nice. I enjoyed talking to the other monsters. I cried a little bit and I laughed a little bit and even when I didn't, GENDERWRECKED got me deeply invested. And "FAINTHEARTED FELINE" might actually be my GENDER?! And also the game is just really pretty in a post-apocalyptic way.
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)
oh gosh thank you SO much! there's no need to apologize-- it means a lot to hear that the game meant something to you <3 i hope you're able to take those feelings with you and keep feeling comfortable talking about who you are!
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!
thank you so much! i hope you're able to play the game soon-- if you're unable to afford it email me at email@example.com and i can send you a download key :)
I actually bought it like a couple days after I played the demo and finished it last week. I really loved the game and I was kinda upset to see it end! Here's the playlist incase you wanted to watch all of my playthrough https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDRY6Xh7DJoF1kTIY94C63sKfR2GtIBI0
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