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What's in a Name?

by Gaming Pixie

Slice of life
2013

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

An interactive story about my early experiences coming out as bisexual. It may not be what you'd expect.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Current Version: 1.00
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: e902t5jf1pqzi5dy

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Kotaku
A Game About The Confusion And Difficulties That Come With Being Bisexual
"Even if that situation doesn't apply to you, the game is still touching: it's heartbreaking to see someone struggle with their identity because others reject who you are. The purpose of the game is to let you into that struggle, but if you happen to be dealing with something similar, then perhaps the game can help you come to terms with your issues too."
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Honest and Revealing, July 12, 2014
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)
Gaming Pixie presents here a short Twine piece which I can possibly describe as "bisexuality simulator". Everyone's got a sexual identity, but there is an uncanny valley that many civilians don't comprehend that represents omnisexuality or bisexuality. It seems that heterosexuals and homosexuals can both agree that their identity is hard and fast and isn't going to change. Where does a person fit who is not so similarly signed in ink to prefer traits and derive pleasure from the beauty of only gender or the other? Within welcoming communities, those who "decide not to decide" are sometimes looked upon as untrustworthy, and possibly something to be shunned, despite the lessons learned from fundamental sexism one meta-level up.

Anyway. This game rings true, and is a quick and informative read with several interesting choices.

My outcome: Yay, I'm a lesbian.

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