Dys4ia Will Make You Feel Feelings

on March 18, 2012 4:00 PM

Anna Anthropy, most famously known for her game The Mighty Jill Off, has a new piece of Flash gold out in the form of Dys4ia. On the surface, it’s just a collection of rudimentary minigames, but the underlying message provides anything but a rudimentary experience.

See, the minigames are used to document Anthropy’s life, most notably her transition from male to female via hormone therapy. It’s not exactly a common topic of discussion in games, or even in real life for that matter, but it’s effectively discussed with the poignant Dys4ia. It’s a bit awe-inspiring to see just how much of Anthropy’s toils and personal struggles of ostracism (and eventual acceptance) are emotionally portrayed by some extremely simple minigames; I’d be lying if I said this didn’t give me the fuzzies inside.

An artgame done right, you can experience Dys4ia for yourself right here.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.