Queer Game Narrative in Tranxiety

A feminine figure asks 'Before we begin, may I ask whether you're cis gendered, or trans?'

Image Credit: Retrieved from https://queerlyrepresent.me/title/tranxiety

Tranxiety is a game exploring the anxieties of early transition, specifically through the lens of a trans woman named Jess who has a bad relationship with her parents, but is still supported by her sister. The player explores Jess’ life as she takes hormones, face dysphoria whenever she looks in the mirror or receives a microaggressive or blatantly transphobic comment, and watch her nightmares unfold when she goes to sleep.

The game was made as part of a trans-positive game jam for Leelah Alcorn, a 17 year-old trans woman who took her own life on December 27th, 2014.

More information about Leelah and the game jam, called #JamForLeelah, can be found here.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Queer Game Narrative in Tranxiety

See also QRM’s entry on this game:


  1. Asciibear, & t e c g o t h i c a. (2015, January 17). JamForLeelah. Retrieved from https://itch.io/jam/jamforleelah
  2. t e c g o t h i c a. (n.d.). Tranxiety by tecgothica. Retrieved from https://riotjayne.itch.io/tranxiety
  3. Tranxiety. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://queerlyrepresent.me/title/tranxiety