March 18, 2021. DONTNOD Entertainment, an independent French video game creation and development studio and Xbox Game Studios, a division of Microsoft, are proud to announce that the narrative adventure Tell me whyTM, won the “Beyond the Video Game” and “Narrative Excellence” awards at the Pégases 2021!

Organized by the French Academy of Video Game Arts and Techniques, the ceremony was held on March 17 and honored the best video games of the past year.

Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DONTNOD, declares: “We are very proud to see Tell Me Why awarded in these two categories! Through this original creation, we wanted to address strong and engaging themes that very largely unite the players of today. These awards are a great recognition for the quality of the work of the DONTNOD teams. This reinforces our strategy to offer impactful popular experiences and unique emotional journeys.

On the way to the BAFTAs

Tell me whyTM was nominated in the “Game Beyond Entertainment” category at the BAFTA Games Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards), whose ceremony will be held on March 25 in digital version and will designate the big winners of 2020.

The category “Game Beyond Entertainment”Rewards creations with credible and authentic content, through the emotional impact they generate, the themes addressed and the innovative use of our media, to explore and deliver strong positive messages on the lives of players, at – beyond pure video game entertainment.


Tell me whyTM offers a mysterious and intimate tale where twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan reunite after many years of separation. They discover that they still share a strong, supernatural bond that allows them to interact with memories from the past. Against the backdrop of the pretty imaginary little town of Delos Crossing in Alaska, Tell me whyTM features realistic characters and deals with strong social topics. As you explore the twins’ past, your choices will influence their relationship and the strength of the bond between them, while also shaping the course of their lives.

Tell me whyTM is also the first game from a major studio and publisher in which the player takes on the role of transgender protagonist, Tyler Ronan. From casting to character design, Microsoft and DONTNOD are committed to making Tyler’s story as authentic and meaningful as possible to members of gender minorities, drawing in particular on the expertise of GLAAD, an organization dedicated to LGBTQ representation in the media.

Tell me whyTM features three chapters, available through Xbox Game Pass and for purchase on Xbox One, Windows, and Steam. The first episode is now available for free on these platforms.


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About DONTNOD Entertainment

Created in 2008, DONTNOD is an independent French studio for the creation and development of “AA” video games from popular genres, adventure (LIFE is STRANGETM, TWIN MIRRORTM, TELL ME WHYTM), action (REMEMBER METM) and role-playing games (VAMPYRTM). Each new game is an original creation with a unique narrative experience and game mechanics, natively multi-screen (consoles, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Macs and TVs) and intended for a large audience, whether it is launched by episodes in successfully resuming the recipes of TV series or in “One shot”. The studio has built an international reputation with leading publishers such as Microsoft, Square Enix, FOCUS Home Interactive, Bandai Namco Entertainment or Capcom.

DONTNOD (ISIN code: FR0013331212 – ALDNE) is listed on Euronext Growth Paris

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