“June is Pride Month – a time for LGBTQIA+ communities to celebrate who they are,” the announcement reads. “This year, Pride Month comes at a period of intensifying bigotry and harmful legislation against trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people in many parts of the world.
“Since Tell Me Why’s release late last summer, the team at Dontnod and Xbox Game Studios Publishing have been humbled by and deeply grateful for the many gamers – especially trans and queer gamers – who have found understanding and hope in our game.
“We’ve received heartfelt messages from players all over the world about how Tyler’s homecoming as a trans man and Alyson’s struggle with trauma have impacted them, encouraged them, or made them feel a little less alone, especially amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and pervasive transphobic rhetoric in places like the United States and the United Kingdom.”
Dontnod has made Tell Me Why free to allow more people to experience the game and encourage players to spend their money in places that directly affect trans and queer communities.
Tell Me Why is free to download from now until June 30th. Claiming it before the end of the month will give you permanent access to the game’s three chapters.