A downloadable angst for Windows and Linux

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Are you tired? Scared? Anguished? Do you feel weak? Sad? Pathetic? Do you wish you could stand up for yourself? Against the one that hurt you?

Are you filled with pent up rage?

Do you want to brutally murder someone and get off while doing it???

Well this is the place for you!

Content Warnings 18+ transphobia, use of transphobic and homophobic slurs, sadism, descriptions of gore and violence, and suggestive themes.


  • A interactive fiction game that can be played in the browser or via executable;
  • A pdf version of the game's story;
  • And an "Afterthought" pdf/zine discussing some of my thoughts and some stuff about the game.

Official playlist:

This was developed for the TRANS FXCKING RAGE JAM.


PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsExperimental, ink, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Queer, Text based, Transgender, Violent
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


Buy Now$4.00 USD or more

In order to download this angst you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4 USD. You will get access to the following files:

WAS/WERE Windows 1.1 99 MB
WAS/WERE Linux 1.1 92 MB
WAS/WERE Web 1.1 + PDF + Afterthought

Community Copies

Support this angst at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Community Copy

For my financially unlucky, queer, and/or trans people.

Don't be afraid to claim one. All I ask for is feedback, whether that be via comment or rating is up to you. With each purchase above the minimum price range, 2 copies will be added here.

If there are none left, but you're trans and can't afford it then you can hit me up: @RodFire8181

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That was intense and overwhelming and comforting(?) I'm not at all sure how I feel now except that I'm glad this exists, and I look forward to spending time with/as Powers again sometime when I'm having a tough day. I ended up just putting on 'Dance of the Knights' on a loop while I played, which was perfect.

'Dance of the Knights' is pretty good atmospheric one to loop for this. I'm glad I was able to cause you such emotions. ♡


What an absolutely wonderful, therapeutic experience. Anyone who is trans/genderqueer, or even has the slightest question about their gender, I recommend playing through this game, at the least to let off some steam. To the devs, thank you so much for the free access to those of us trans who are struggling 


Thank you so much for the free access for poor queers n trans <3 this was an extremely cathartic experience, and I think it really tapped into a very specific traumatized/angry/violent/horny rage that so many of us feel. This touched on feelings I don't talk about, and I appreciated the sweet, personalized narration, and I absolutely loved the art style. Definitely had a crush on Powers from their description ;) haha. Thank you!!

I'm happy you enjoyed it. Though I was bullied into charging for it, I still wanted my financially unlucky peers to be able to experience it. I'm glad it was able to tap into something specific for you; I wanted this to cause a unique experience that I haven't come across often. ♡


Really wish I could just beat up god, 10/10 otherwise

It would be amazing to beat up god. I'm glad you enjoyed it <3


This was needed, much needed

Well, I couldn't think of anyone who was a bigger roadblock in my transition other than myself, so I went with beating up "my ex". Close enough, I guess.


this was confusingly therapeutic 10/10


this oddly helped me let go of a lot of built up resentment from my childhood. therapy, really. the music with it <33 made the cake <33 i have always been a very timid and withdrawn person, even as a child, and letting go of what should have been let go a long time ago was something i needed desperately. i will be sending this game to my friends in hopes that they can also enjoy the rage

You're too kind ♡ It makes me happy to know it helped you in some way. I hope you continue to find ways to help you let that tension out of your body.


This is really awesome, love the writing here. Made me a bit uncomfy in a good way if i'm honest. Also really loved that there was a bigender option, kind of used to being invisible and just picking nonbinary in stuff like this

I'm glad you liked it! And yeah, I tried to add as many options I could think of because I've realized how underrepresented a lot of labels are in games. Honestly, I consider it lucky if there even is a nonbinary option to begin with.


Yesssss, I've been looking for games like this!

The concepts of life and death have fascinated me since I was much younger and I've always gotten off on the power high of the mere idea of holding someone's life in my hands and being in complete control. That combined with getting bad at those fucking people who've made my life hell? I don't think there's words to describe how that feels.

I've always felt a pang of regret mixed in with the enjoyment after I'm done though, and that's always bothered me. I don't want to regret hurting these people, yet I do... Oh well, not like I can about being better than them or some other high road bs. Even if I do feel some remorse, that doesn't take away from the other things I feel.

Anyways, sorry for my ramblings! I really enjoyed this game and have recommended it to some friends who are of the same mind as me. Do you have any recommendations on other games like this or anything? Because I've found so very little through my long time searching. I am curious as to what you'll make next in any case. Have a good day!


I wish I had recommendations, but I personally haven't come across games dealing with what mine does. I wish you luck on your search though.

And thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it. You have a nice day as well!



i don't know how to put it into words, but this game... gets it. i'm usually wary of games that explore such harsh themes, especially overt transphobia and slurs, yet this game did it in a way that is both sensitive and honest.

i still don't know how to feel about what i just experienced, but i do know that now i have a different lens from which to view violence and harm against us - not through pain and sadness alone, but through anger and strength as well.

thank you<3

There's no need to thank me. Thank you for your feedback and for playing. ♡

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i've spent like half an hour trying to put into words how this made me feel and i've gotten no closer so i'm just gonna say it has me at a loss for words

would absolutely recommend it to people though like


or well itch.io uses a star rating system so 6/5 would probably be more accurate but

I'm glad you enjoyed it <3


One of the best things about organizing the Queer Games Bundle is getting to see the huge variety of artists under this umbrella.

 I see a lot of games, your game is one of the ones that leaves me in awe. I look forward to seeing what you create in the future.

Thank you! You're too kind ♡