trans gal jam: one night, hot springs

“one night, hot springs” by npckc, with music by maxdotine.

“[P]lay as [H]aru, a young transgender woman, and join her at the hot springs in [J]apan. […] [The game] discusses issues that […] transgender women in [J]apan might face, which is a topic that can be sensitive and personal. […] [S]even endings total.”

Every now and then it’s important for me to see games, which offer a change of perspective and are able to strengthen someones empathy. “one night, hot springs” is doing precisely that in a perfect way.

By taking the time to tell a story – one playthrough can take up to 30 minutes – it makes me thinking about all the different issues Haru is confronted with. She gets invited by her childhood friend to join her private birthday party at the hot springs, but even the smallest things like changing her clothes, but also more serious issues like ‘dead naming’, get the negative thoughts to rumble and tumble inside her mind. So give this game a chance to learn more about her, her life and her environment. You might be surprised, educated as well as pleased at the same time.  >>PLAY