Remember Choice: Texas? Sure you do. It's that text web-based educational game about women having babies and you need to go through their lives and choose if they should abort the babies or not. KoopaTV has covered it since it was announced (...or a while after that), to its delayed development, and, well, it came out five months ago.
KoopaTV has vowed to review the game when it came out. But we never did. Why? It's not finished. Since it was released, there have only been two available stories to play of five. The other three have been "coming soon" since the game launched in mid-May.
|Home page of the Choice: Texas site, slightly edited for spacing. It's looked like this for five months.|
We haven't heard any word on the status of the stories of the other three women since the game launched. We have only been told,
"This has already been an amazing experience, and we look forward to doing the work to complete our remaining characters in the coming months."The Indiegogo project notoriously stated that the game would be completed. The developers also notoriously (as I've mentioned in every KoopaTV article about this game) said that they have a long track record of completing projects. What's taking so long? Why is this not even close to being done yet?
Well, some others are a lot more impatient than I am. Or lack journalistic integrity. According to the Choice: Texas website (and this is the last update on the site), someone else wrote the "first formal review" of the game and gave it a 9/10.
Said review, from some "Paste Magazine" I've never heard of, addresses this incomplete issue with the following:
"Although developers Carly A. Kocurek, Allyson Whipple, and Grace Jennings plan on adding three more protagonists (only two are available now), Choice: Texas already provides more insight into abortion than anything I’ve seen from a fictional source"The reviewer is a dude named Jed Pressgrove who also wrote this nicely-written satire, so I guess I can't totally trash him. Honour among satirists, right? However, I do not agree that the game is ready to be reviewed. It is just simply not complete, and until it is (if ever), the only thing I can do is sit here and write commentaries about how the abortionists have taken your money. (Well, the average KoopaTV reader wouldn't fund this thing anyway.)
With Choice: Texas, not even half of the game is finished yet despite its release five months ago. So no review from me. Not that I believe my impression of the game will change any from the first 40%, but hey, games have been ruined by the last 5% of playtime before. That's why I want to finish playing games before reviewing. And to do that, developers need to finish making games before releasing.
Just to have a more clear understanding of where the donors' money went to: It went to plane tickets and convention booth set-ups all around the country as the developers went everywhere to talk about Choice: Texas and abortions. These places include Different Games in New York, the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in New Mexico, and Future and Reality Of Gaming in Austria. Don't forget their favourite regularly-scheduled hobby of causing a ruckus in our local home of Texas. The money also went to the crappy artwork and mugs and tote-bags of said crappy artwork that we have discussed in the past Choice: Texas articles. It was supposed to, according to Indiegogo, "fund the completion of the game." They got more money than they asked for and the game still isn't completed. We're worried they did to it what the abortionists do best!
This all strongly suggests that the purpose of the project was not to make a game, but to get to fly around the world at Indiegogo investors' expenses. They won't complain, of course. If you're ideologically-inclined to be swindled by the abortionists to begin with, then you probably don't care what they did with your money!
The Choice: Texas developers did not respond to KoopaTV's request for comment.
Ludwig knew over the entirety of 2014 that the backers for Choice: Texas would end up being stiffed by the irresponsible abortionists. KoopaTV is Ludwig's baby though, and he's pro-life and intends to parent it, not kill it. Comment on how well Ludwig is at being a father in the comments, and be thankful you're not the child of the Choice: Texas team!
This game is probably the next Ron Paul: The Road to REVOLution. See more about that here.
For more examples of what happens when you empower fiscally irresponsible women, see why the IRS should audit Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency.
For a game developed for free and released 100% completed, see Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out!!.
For another game developed for free and released 100% completed AND that these developers might be responsible for, see Defend Anita Sarkeesian.
This game actually ended up becoming finished after all!
The game is now reviewed. Check out the review here.
That Jed Pressgrove guy later gave The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a 6/10, so it's clear what kind of games he likes.