Game of the Day: Dysphoria City by Spanglypants

Dysphoria City by Spanglypants is a game that seeks to give the player a small taste of what living with dysphoria is like. It asks players to choose the avatar that they feel represents them less and goes through an average day, showing how everyday necessities like getting a haircut or buying groceries are complicated by dysphoria. The first page notes that the primary purpose of the game is to educate those without dysphoria about the experience, so it may be triggering for those who do.

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4 Responses to Game of the Day: Dysphoria City by Spanglypants

  1. prezzey says:

    It really reminded me of the whole spoons concept! Was that a conscious inspiration for the game or just a coincidence?

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I had to quit playing partway through because it was hitting too close to home. But that’s probably a sign that this has captured elements of that experience in a pretty powerful way.

  3. Doug S. says:

    I “won” even though the last choice took me to a score of -1. Is that a bug?

  4. Ricalia says:

    That hit amazingly close to home.

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