In recent years, there has been an increase in the representation of trans characters in video games. This is an important step towards inclusivity and visibility in the gaming industry. Trans-male characters, in particular, are still underrepresented in media and video games, but there are a few games that have made an effort to include them.
In this article, we will be taking a look at a handful of video games that feature trans-male characters. From action-adventure games to role-playing games, these games offer a diverse range of stories and experiences. Each game is unique in its approach to representation, but all of them are noteworthy for their inclusion of trans-male characters. These games are not only entertaining, but also provide an opportunity for Trans men, Trans Masc and Non-Binary folks to see themselves represented in a medium that they love.
1. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
Damien Bloodmarch from Dream Daddy A Dad Dating Simulator is Trans! pic.twitter.com/Wb7TVca9Gq— Your Fav is Trans!! (@urfavistranss) September 18, 2020
First up, we have Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. This game is all about romance and dating other dads, and one of the options for romance is Damien, a trans-male character. It's awesome to see trans representation in a dating sim, and the game is praised for its diverse cast of characters and representation of LGBTQ+ individuals.
2. The Last of Us Part II
This post-apocalyptic action-adventure game has a trans-male character named Lev. Even though Lev's trans identity is not the main focus of the game, it's still acknowledged and respected by the other characters, which is great to see.
3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Todays trans character of the day is Krem from Dragon Age Inquisition!— Trans Character Of The Day (@TransOfTheDay) February 27, 2021
He is a trans man! pic.twitter.com/ef4Rrrf33c
Dragon Age: Inquisition is another role-playing game where players can create their own character and recruit other characters to join their party. One of the characters that can be recruited is Cremisius "Krem" Aclassi, a trans-male character. He's a strong and skilled warrior, and the game treats his trans identity with respect and without discrimination.
4. Night in the Woods
Greggory Lee and Angus Delaney from Night in the woods are T4T!!— Your fav are t4t (ARCHIVED) (@urfavaret4t) November 18, 2021
They are both trans men pic.twitter.com/IoCmQGLFf9
Night in the Woods is a game all about friendship and coming of age. One of the characters you meet is Angus, a trans-male character, who is a kind and caring person. The game explores his struggles with acceptance from his family and community. It's great to see a game that deals with themes of mental health and friendship and has a trans character as a main character.
5. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Ned Wynert is a character in the video game "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate." He is a criminal underworld figure and a quest giver for the game's protagonists, Jacob and Evie Frye. Wynert provides the Frye siblings with various missions to complete in exchange for information and resources that will aid them in their larger goal of taking control of the criminal underworld in Victorian London. Despite his criminal dealings, Wynert presents himself as a charismatic and affable figure. Ned is the first trans character in the Assassin's Creed series.
6. Far Cry 6
there's a trans man named paolo in the main cast of far cry 6! i liked him a lot pic.twitter.com/OhcEgGKnCx— 🔪🩸SPIG🚱T🩸🔪 (@SPIGOT_THE_BEAR) October 25, 2021
Another great example of a video game that includes a trans-male character is Far Cry 6. In this first-person shooter game, you play as a freedom fighter who is trying to overthrow a dictator in a fictional island called Yara. One of the characters that you meet is Paulo, a trans-male character who is a member of the resistance. Paulo is a skilled fighter and a valuable ally, and his trans identity is acknowledged and respected by the other characters.
7. Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why is a narrative adventure. In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their special bond to unravel the memories of their loving but troubled childhood. The game has been praised for its expertly realised trans lead character, Tyler.#Pride2022 pic.twitter.com/0Rx1yMwDAU— BAFTA Games (@BAFTAGames) June 13, 2022
Last but not least, Tell Me Why is a narrative adventure game where you play as Tyler, a trans-male character, and his twin sister Alyson. The game explores the siblings' past and their relationship with each other, and deals with themes of family, memory, and identity. It's praised for its representation of trans people and its sensitive handling of the subject matter, it's great to see a game that centers around a trans-male character. Tyler’s character is voiced by transman, August Aiden Black
It's exciting to see more and more video games include trans-male characters, and it's a step towards better representation and inclusivity in the gaming community. These games show that trans people are just as complex and multi-dimensional as anyone else and it's great to see trans-male characters as the main characters and not just side characters. If you haven't had the chance to play any of these games yet, I highly recommend checking them out!