This made me sooo sad and mad!! The story is amazing and honestly felt so real! I already love Toby with my whole heart and I also love his supportive friend! Thank you creators for giving people like me a glimpse into one of the many struggles trans people have to face to be themselves.
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"...a poignant and emotional experience that I would highly recommend."
- Indie Hive
"Family Dinner is eye-opening and a very crucial game"
- Gayming Magazine
"...perfectly encapsulated the awkwardness of enduring familial transphobia"
Family Dinner is an interactive-fiction game about being a closeted transgender teenager at a family dinner, and all the awkwardness and upset that entails.
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Playtime: 15-20 minutes
Content Warning: Instances of transphobia, distressing scenes
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it's short and sweet, and by sweet i mean very sad and it gave me anxiety over a topic that doesn't apply to me so that's a sign of great storytelling right there
But for real it's very enjoyable and has a very poignant use of its time, and from a development standpoint, it is very clean and efficient, allowing no distractions from the main feature story.
A short but really powerful game. I'm really happy that Toby at least has Jack.
i love this game so much it's amazing. ( spoilers and my dumb ranting lmao ) the whole time i played this i was telling the mom and uncle barry to shut up before i slap them. when toby was kicked out i was saying " bro if you don't text jack i sWEAR-" and then he texted jack and i was really happy lmao. they're friendship goals ngl i want a friend like jack.
This is incredible, I had a similar experience just two weeks ago with my father and he kicked me out. I truly wish I to support you but I am currently broke so I can't spare coin but I'm sharing this with everyone that I know will be interested. thank you for sharing such a powerful experience with the world.
Don't worry about donations! I'm really happy you enjoyed the game. I hope all goes well for you in the future, too!
This was really powerful and wonderfully made. As a transmasc teen, it really means a lot to me. I'm lucky enough to have a supportive immediate family, but I'm still terrified of fully coming out. I would love to see more games that take place in this universe. Maybe Toby could get a happy ending.
I can't thank you enough for this game and how much it means to me. Amazing work <3
Thank you! I'm glad the game meant that much to you! And yeah, the epilogue I'm working on will definitely have a lighter tone.
Well written, powerful stuff. I am compelled to ask, is there only one ending? If so, that's a clever way to speak to the lack of control trans people (especially trans youth) have over our own lives, subverting expectations of dialogue games in such a way.
Yeah, there's only one ending. Multiple routes to get there, but it all converges at the end.
Thanks for playing!
This scares me for when I am gonna come out one day ;-;
There is only one ending in the game, but more than one ending in life. When I came out, a number of people surprised me and didn't act the way I expected. Some for the better some for the worse. I don't know your situation, but I hope that you get pleasant surprises when that time somes.
this hit me right in my trans heart. it's such an effective experience and it perfectly encapsulates the anxiety that comes with being closeted and forced out
That was well-written and well-paced. It all (text, images, audio) worked well as a way to paint a picture of a difficult situation.
oof, the anxiety is real
What a powerful game with a really well written narrative/script. The sounds, especially the moments with the heartbeat were really effective. I hope that everyone here checks it out.
I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH, it feels like your in the shoes of the young strong man😂