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What’s new with Xbox Community Game Club?

Get excited! The episodic narrative adventure game, Tell Me Why is coming to Xbox Community Game Club! Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting each chapter release (1-3) as the Game of the Week with special missions and activities related to each chapter.

What is Tell Me Why?

Tell Me Why tells the story of twins, Tyler and Alyson, who reconnect in their small Alaska hometown to unravel secrets and learn more about their childhood. When confronted with their memories, the twins recall many of their shared experiences differently. As the player, you get to choose which of the twins’ memories to believe, and those choices will determine their futures.

Not only does Tell Me Why have an interactive narrative and breathtaking graphics, one of the twins, Tyler, will be the first playable transgender videogame hero from a major studio and publisher.

“I’m so excited for the world to play as Tyler,” said Livvy Hall, community manager at Xbox Global Publishing. “Because so many mainstream narratives about trans people are centered around pain or trauma, it was important to the Tell Me Why team to make sure Tyler’s story is different and more multi-dimensional – and that we had trans and nonbinary people involved in the creation of his character every step of the way.”

Tell Me Why cut scene freeze frame. Tyler and Alyson remember a past memory.

The Timeline

The Xbox Community Club is centered on playing, sharing, and discussing games. Tell Me Why has the perfect release structure for all gamers to play, chat with their friends, and share gameplay clips within the three-chapter, three-week release. Even Florent Guillaume, DONTNOD game director, agrees.

“We’re hoping to find the right balance for players: giving them enough time to share their experiences with Tell Me Why with their friends and the community, while also ensuring that that wait does not become frustrating. We definitely want the community to have enough time to discuss, speculate, and build on their experiences – in just enough time to enjoy the wait between episodes!”

The story of Tyler and Alyson occurs over three compelling, thought-provoking chapters beginning on August 27, with Chapters 2 and 3 releasing on September 3 and September 10, respectively.

The Missions

Xbox Community Game Club missions for Tell Me Why are centered around each chapter. During the week of August 31, the Xbox Community Game Club missions will be specific to Chapter 1. The week of September 7 will focus on Tell Me Why Chapter 2, and the missions for the week of September 14 will be specific to Tell Me Why Chapter 3.

Week of August 31: Tell Me Why Chapter 1

  • Download and Play: Tell Me Why Ch. 1
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 1 (pre-play)
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 1 (post-play)
  • Let’s talk about Tell Me Why Ch. 1 in Discord
  • Share a screenshot/clip with #XboxAmbsCreate
  • Tell Me Why – Special Mission (more info to come)
  • Watch Us Play Tell Me Why Ch. 1

Week of September 7: Tell Me Why Chapter 2

  • Download and Play: Tell Me Why Ch. 2
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 2 (pre-play)
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 2 (post-play)
  • Let’s talk about Tell Me Why Ch. 2 in Discord
  • Share a screenshot/clip with #XboxAmbsCreate
  • Tell Me Why – Special Mission (more info to come)
  • Watch Us Play Tell Me Why Ch. 2

Week of September 14: Tell Me Why Chapter 3

  • Download and Play: Tell Me Why Ch. 3
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 3 (pre-play)
  • Contribute to the Conversation: Tell Me Why Ch. 3 (post-play)
  • Let’s talk about Tell Me Why Ch. 3 in Discord
  • Share a screenshot/clip with #XboxAmbsCreate
  • Tell Me Why – Special Mission (more info to come)
  • Watch Us Play Tell Me Why Ch. 3

Catch the XA Stream

Join Xbox Community staff, Mister Maka and Marin, from 12:00 – 3:00 PM, PST on September 2, 9, and 16, for a special co-stream of Tell Me Why. Follow along each week with Mister Maka and Marin as they play through each Tell Me Why chapter. Watch the full experience unfold here.

Chapter 1: September 2 at 12:00 – 3:00 PM, PST
Chapter 2: September 9 at 12:00 – 3:00 PM, PST
Chapter 3: September 16 at 12:00 – 3:00 PM, PST

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