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Get Tell Me Why for free during Pride Month

Tell Me Why is free on all platforms for the month of June

three young people walking side by side Image: Dontnod/Xbox Game Studios
Ana Diaz (she/her) is a culture writer at Polygon, covering internet culture, fandom, and video games. Her work has previously appeared at NPR, Wired, and The Verge.

Dontnod, the developer of the Life is Strange series, is celebrating Pride Month by giving away Tell Me Why for free. From June 1 to June 30, you can get the narrative adventure game for free on Windows PC and Xbox One

Tell Me Why follows Tyler and Alyson Roman, a set of Alaskan twins coming from a troubled childhood. In the game, players explore their memories and choose which version of the story they want to believe.

When Tell Me Why launched in the summer of 2020, Dontnod called it a landmark work; Tyler is a transgender man, and Dontnod called him the first playable transgender character in a game from a major studio and publisher. Xbox Game Studios published Tell Me Why.

Now, those who heard of Tyler’s story will get the chance to learn more about him for free. “Our intention in making Tell Me Why free for June 2021 is both to allow even more people to access the game and to encourage our players to spend their money in places that will directly affect trans and queer communities,” Dontnod said in a statement.

Dontnod’s announcement also listed games from trans and queer indie developers, such as If Found..., That Which Faith Demands, Spirit Swap, and Ikenfell, and encouraged players to buy the games and support their artists.

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