Tell Me Why, the narrative journey from Life is Strange builders Dontnod Entertainment, is accessible free of charge on Steam and the Microsoft retailer all through June in celebration of Pride Month.
The game follows the story of Tyler Anson, a trans man who returns to his Alaskan hometown to reunite with this sister Alyson because the pair examine the mysterious demise of their mom. Oh, they usually can talk with one another telepathically, as a result of it isn’t a Dontnod game with out some supernatural shenanigans thrown in for good measure.
This isn’t the primary time Tell Me Why has gone free of charge. Not solely was the primary episode made out there free of charge completely a while in the past, Microsoft gave away the entire collection free of charge throughout final yr’s Pride Month as properly, though the writer didn’t specify that as the explanation. Microsoft is being rather more forefront in regards to the motive this yr, although, issuing a press release in help of the trans group on the official Xbox web site to together with the giveaway.
“Tell Me Why, the award-winning narrative adventure from Dontnod Entertainment and Xbox Publishing, will be available for free on Xbox consoles, the Microsoft Store, and Steam for the entire month of June 2022. To acknowledge that this year has seen a sharp rise in anti-trans sentiment in the United States, Xbox Publishing is accompanying the free period with donations of $25,000 each to Transgender Law Center and Trans Lifeline, two non-profit organizations offering resources and support to trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people.”
Sam Greer discovered Tell Me Why’s intentions admirable in her evaluate, however felt the game’s familial drama lay at odds with the supernatural thriller, saying “The game’s gentle coming of age story is equally undone by the hard yank back into its darker overarching story, with its disturbing and occasionally absurd twists.”
Still for zero kilos, the extra human aspect of Tell Me Why in all probability makes it value a go. Microsoft can also be planning a charity stream of the game on June 23, with funds raised going to the charity Trans Lifeline.