Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

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What I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

What I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

This past week, in my “Critical Analysis of Video Games” class, my students and I played Adventure and discussed the game and interactive fiction more generally. Most of my students admitted finding Adventure a frustrating game, and one summed up the problem as “Guess the Verb.”

cover art for Lost Pig displays "Lost Pig and Place Under Ground by Grunk as told to Admiral Jota" around a cartoon picture of a running pig.

The Lost Pig cover art, featuring the pig in question.

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What Video Gaming Does to Women

One of my all time favorite quotes about video gaming comes from Nikki Douglas, Grrl Gamer, in the classic From Barbie to Mortal Kombat:

Maybe it’s a problem … that little girls DON’T like to play games that slaughter entire planets.

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