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One night, hot springs
One Night, Hot Springs is a visual novel that follows Haru, a teenage transgender woman in Japan. After a call from an old friend, Haru is invited to traditional hot spring resort but is nervous as they tend to be divided by gender.
- Players are able to explore a depiction of a queer person's experience in Japan – Meeting the Queer You criteria.
- The game presents players with multiple choices and multiple endings, giving players the opportunity to inhabit and empathise with this perspective.
- The narrative represents and utilises social anxiety to explain what it’s like to be transgender in a Japanese context.
- The game is available for free. Optional donations of $3 or more will give buyers a small digital art collection from the creator.
- The game has a reminder that it discusses sensitive and personal issues that transgender women in Japan might face.