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Play gamescom’s Best Xbox Game of 2020: Tell Me Why Chapter 1 Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Did you hear the news? Tell Me Why was named gamescom’s Best Microsoft Xbox Game of 2020! Jump into the first chapter of this award-winning three-part series from DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios, available now with Xbox Game Pass, on Xbox One, and on PC for Windows 10 and Steam. 

Tell Me Why tells the story of Alyson and Tyler Ronan, twins who have reunited for the first time in a decade after the death of their mother. Tell Me Why is an intimate mystery where you will play as both Tyler and Alyson as they explore the mysteries of their joyful but troubled childhood in beautiful small-town Alaska. 

Throughout their time with Tell Me Why, players will experience gameplay that’s anchored around the Bond, a unique link between Alyson and Tyler that allows them to recall memories from their past. Some of these memories play a pivotal role in the eventual outcome of Tell Me Why, depending on how players choose to proceed in the narrative. 

This latest adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment was crafted in close partnership with cultural, mental health and transgender advocates and organizations. The creative team relied on input from a variety of sources, including trans, nonbinary and gender non-conforming staff at DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios, to ensure a thoughtful portrayal of Tyler, a young trans man. 

The experience doesn’t end today: Tell Me Why’s three chapters will release on a weekly cadence, with Chapter 2 landing on Sept. 3 and Chapter 3, the conclusion, following up on September 10. We can’t wait to see how fans will share their experiences and choices throughout their time in Delos Crossing! 

Chapter 1 of Tell Me Why is available now for purchase on Xbox One, and on PC for Windows 10 and Steam. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC. For the latest on Tell Me Why, follow us on social media or visit our website at

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All Chapters FREE in June! Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life is Strange. In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to unravel the memories of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices. As you conjure up memories of the past, your choices will affect the twins’ relationship, determine the strength of their bond, and shape the course of their lives. Experience all chapters free in June! Revisit your past, discover the truth, and shape your future • Uncover the truth – Use the twins’ supernatural bond to relive and explore their conflicting childhood memories. • Shape your Story – Influence the relationship between Tyler and Alyson with choices that will determine their future. • Unlock even more secrets – Match wits with puzzles that deepen the story and open a window into the twins’ fantasy world, “The Book of Goblins.” Experience true-to-life setting and characters • Unique characters – Build relationships and solve mysteries through the eyes of compelling and realistic characters. • Alaskan splendor – Explore locations set in beautiful, highly detailed small-town Alaska in stunning 4K and HDR. Storytelling with purpose – DONTNOD Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios conducted on-the-ground research and partnered closely with cultural, mental health and gender advocates to craft a thoughtful, true-to-life experience.