This Is Not A Game About Catching Monsters

You open your favourite game, y'know the game with the monsters. You pop it in and you are filled with early 2000's nostalgia. You go to create your character, but...
  • Developer: SmilingRider
  • Publisher: SmilingRider
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Interactive fiction
  • Platform/s: PC (free)

This Is Not A Game About Catching Monsters criticises the binary question in the opening sequence of Pokémon games: are you a boy or a girl? This interactive narrative reveals how difficult this question can be for a person who does not identify with a binary gender, and is a wider critique of all games with binary gender selection within their character creators, and society's assumptions more broadly.