Press XY Presents: Gender Identity in Narrative and Gameplay

With transgender and non-binary characters becoming more common in games, how can game developers make gender identity a compelling part of their narrative? How can gender and gender fluidity be used as an integral gameplay mechanic? What sort of quests could only be done with transgender NPCs? What are common pitfalls of portraying trans and/or non-binary people in mainstream media? Our panel of indie game developers share their experiences on these topics and more.


Charles Battersby [Writer, Actor, Press XY], Arden Ripley [Writer, Date or Die], Josie Brechner [Composer & Sound Designer. (they/them), Visager], Flan Falacci [(they/them), NYU Game Center], blake andrews [game designer (they/them), everythingstaken]