Are we moving forward or backward by making a video game about abortion? Choice: Texas, a now fully crowdfunded game developed by Carly Kocurek and Allyson Whipple, is slated for release next January and has already garnered attention from outlets like NYDaily News, Polygon and Indie Game Mag. Described as a “choose-your-own adventure story,” the game will follow five women of different races, circumstances, and privileges in Texas, the developers’

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It would be nice if it were that easy. Even casual gamers have surely noticed the conversation surrounding women in videogames, from their dismissal as consumers to the declining number of female protagonists to the now infamous ‘tropes’ of their marginalization. The industry pours untold millions into marketing campaigns and the repetitious sexualization  of the female body is an industry wide pledge of allegiance to the age old adage: sex

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