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Worst Video Game About Abortion Ever: Choice: Texas

How does a video game sound where you attempt to procure an abortion in Texas? Yeah, me too.

In the proposed video game "Choice: Texas" players will choose a character from varying socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds and attempt to navigate the laws in Texas on their way to get an abortion.

Yay! It's like Zelda. But different.

It's being developed by a self described poet and a cultural historian. What could possibly go wrong? Listen to their plea for funding as the describe the game and plead for money in that way that poets and cultural historians only can. And by that I mean it's boring and self righteous.

And they're very very serious. In fact, they're so serious that one the fundraising website they use the word "serious" three times in one paragraph. Check it out:

We are billing Choice: Texas as “a very serious game,” and we mean that. While the game is intended to be engaging, the issues it addresses are very serious. Women’s access to reproductive healthcare in Texas is significantly limited, a state of affairs that is especially true for women who are working class or poor, or who live in rural areas. One of the great strengths of games is that they can invite players to explore other people’s experiences; Choice: Texas is such a game, and asks players to seriously consider the plight of Texas women.
So I'm thinking they're serious.

If you donate ten dollars you receive a postcard from the game designers and two stickers!!!! Seriously.

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Proteios1 said...

I could point out (for the millionth time) all the erroneous false equivalents in the websites description. Healthcare. womens health, etc. and then the facts as repeatedly observed...Associating abortion from providers that in some states don't even need to be MDs with healthcare. Associating conditions that don't pass basic health codes. Procedures that don't abide by medical codes. And of course the obvious death of living persons. But I'd just be preaching to the choir. A very educated and informed choir that is trying to argue fact with a group of willfully ignorant people with a superiority complex who reality, and when confronted on it get angry, violent and in some cases like to hail satan.
So good luck those keeping up the good fight. I imagine every faithful Christian or priest in an apathetic dwindling parish as being discouraged as if their efforts are completely in vain. I associate that with Jesus in the Way of the Cross or the 4th sorrowful mystery. Tan doing everything he can to discourage the faithful from fulfilling their duty. Why? Because it usually works. But when discouragement doesn't work and we fulfill our duties, the awards are infinite and eternal.

Sophia's Favorite said...

I predict the gaming media (whose group-think is regularly criticized by herd animals) will eat this up. It'll either die on the vine or get funded by about two trust-fund ideologues. And then it will dry up and blow away, having accomplished nothing and reached nobody, but made several well-to-do women with a lot of coursework under their belts (notice I didn't say "well-educated") feel like they were striking a blow.

They do make a powerful case against the concept of universal human worth that underpins opposition to abortion, but it's not contained in their body of work.

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elm said...

I seriously doubt that if you are able to make it all the way through to the conclusion, no one will be witness to what that conclusion is. This game might be worth it's weight in gold if it showed the reality that is abortion.

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