Update: Developer DONTNOD has now confirmed our suspicions that Tell Me Why is available for free as part of Pride Month, and will be free until June 30. The hope is for trans and queer gamers to find something within the game, with the developer even going as far as suggesting other means of donating your money.
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.
Amongst the recommendations is to support "interactive fiction from trans and queer independent developers", donate to trans communities or mutual aid fund, or even give "directly to a trans or queer person in need". It's a lovely message to convey to the gaming and LGBTQ+ community, and a fantastic example of a developer using their platform to inspire and encourage others.
Original Story: Well here's a nice way to start the week. For the next 30 days, Tell Me Why Chapters 1-3 is now free to claim, download and play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Originally, Chapter 1 was made free for anyone interested to download and try it out, but it now appears Xbox users can get their hands on the full experience. It's currently available to download on the Microsoft Store, but no official word has come from Xbox at the time of writing. We're assuming it may be an extra perk as part of Pride Month, so we may hear something later today.
In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to unravel the memories of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices.
This is a lovely addition to the batch of Games with Gold games that are now also currently available. We're never going to turn our noses up at free titles, and we rather enjoyed our time with it when it released back in August last year. If you're a fan of the Life is Strange series or similar games, this is one not to miss out on.
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