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

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What I’ve Been Playing: Agent Alice

What I’ve Been Playing: Agent Alice

I downloaded Agent Alice to my phone a few weeks ago, and I’ve been playing it intermittently. It has a Warehouse 13-style supernatural detectives type setup and is very clearly being marketed to women with ad slogans like, “Sometimes it takes a woman to get the job done.”

As Alice, you help solve mysteries by solving puzzles and finding hidden objects.… Read the rest

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What I’ve Been Playing: Skylanders Giants

What I’ve Been Playing: Skylanders Giants

We picked up Skylanders Giants on sale at Target earlier this spring. I’d gotten interested in the game while researching the history and use of feelies, and so I was curious about the integration of the character toys with the video game.… Read the rest

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What I’ve Been Playing: Depression Quest

What I’ve Been Playing: Depression Quest

Depression Quest is an interactive fiction title that is more or less exactly what its title implies, which is to say, it’s a game about depression.

Specifically, it is an interactive fiction-style game in a “choose-your-own-adventure” style.… Read the rest

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