literally today just happened the same thing to me, and after playing this i'm just crying my soul out.
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
This is a very short (~5 mins) visual novel about a trans woman trying to get home from work at night. It's closely based on a true story.
Content warning - threat, manipulation, transphobia, misgendering, slurs (asterisked out but they are there) and sexism.
All the assets used in this game were made by trans and nonbinary people!
The soundtrack is by Profound Still
The photo of the bus interior is from Kat
(modified to be black and white)
The rest of the writing, art and photos by me!
Accessibility - press "v" in game to turn self-voicing mode on.
This game is free but I appreciate your support if you wanna give it! If you pay $3 or more you can get a little art book about the game, and my thanks :)
---- since this happened I've received lots of good advice from lots of people who've been through this kind of thing (like, everyone other than cis men). There's a really good guide for AMAB trans/nonbinary/gnc people that deals with escalation and deescalation and some techniques for looking out for yourself. Check it out here ----
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when i told people at work about it, it had all happened to them too. i think it happens to all of us :(
Welcome was a game that left me deeply uncomfortable, especially with the simple, yet disturbing message at the end. As someone who has had to deal with sexual harassment in the past, it was an experience that left me anxious and empathetic to others who have gone through a similar experience.
Thank you so much for the video and the playthrough. I loved the voices you put on! I'm sorry if it made you uncomfortable. I think I've found ways to navigate the world since then though it's always a little weird out there alone at night.
Being uncomfortable wasn't entirely an issue for me. It was an experience which I felt was quite thoughtfully put together, which makes it a valid way of starting the conversation about sexual harassment, and the various social issues we have in regards to what's been brought up in the visual novel.
I'm glad you liked the video, and that you found better ways to navigate the world.
If there's any way you'd like me to support you, or perhaps any other games you've made that you'd like me to cover, just let me know!
A well, that poor trans woman. I woulda already kicked his ass by now
as a person who is seen as a woman, it terrifies me, because this is just a piece of reality. every day I thank you for getting home safely. it was a great game and i loved it! hope you are always safe wherever you are <3
it sucks that we have to live like this! but thank you for playing it and saying that nice stuff :)
GOOD VN DEV
very well made visual novel :) i got home safely :)
This game resonated with me on a deep level as a woman. It's crazy how terrifying it can be just to try and get home. Thank you for making something like this.10/10
omg thanks for your playthrough! I'm still figuring out how to get home safely, probably going to have to buy a moped or something agh
being a woman and being visible is one of the most terrifying things sometimes. this is really well made and I appreciate you speaking about it
it's scary as hell. I always thought passing/not passing was the main issue. Not just everyday threat.
i have been trought basically the same events and now im cry my soul out