TX women bring abortion fight to world of video games


Mark Wiggins
KVUE
Sept. 5, 2013

It’s world of abortion politics meets the world of video games.

The game Choice: Texas, a Very Serious Game is a text-based browser game in which players will assume the role of one of five Texas women facing crisis pregnancies. In a video posted to the crowdfunding website indiegogo, the game’s creators described it as “an interactive fiction game designed to raise awareness of the financial, geographical and other barriers facing women seeking an abortion in Texas.”

The project is the creation of Austin writer and poet Allyson Whipple and friend Carly Kocurek, a native Texan and video game historian teaching in Chicago. In an interview with KVUE, Whipple says the idea for a game portraying the difficulties facing women in Texas came before the most recent legislative session began.

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