We've worked with the Mermaids charity to find games that create space for gender identity including trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse perspectives. Mermaids has been supporting trans, non-binary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
The games in this list offer a chance to play a wide range of genders as well as assign various roles to characters regardless of their identity.
Some games, like Animal Crossing, offer a chance to step out of the common binary choices and instead play as a character without having to define a specific gender identity. Other games, like A Fold Apart, allow players to combine genders, roles, careers and relationships as they want. Then there are games, like The Last Of Us II, that include trans, non-binary, gender-diverse characters.
The games in this list all offer space to consider these topics and themes through different lenses and experiences. They can provide parents, carers and young people with a common (non-confrontational) ground and are a unique way to gain an understanding of this complex area of life.
This list includes 26 games from the last 27 years, with 1,000 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to consider gender.