Episode 2: Plundered Hearts


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Perhaps no Infocom game has risen, post-1980s, so much in the eyes of players than Amy Briggs's Plundered Hearts. At the time of its release, men were too manly to play it, and at least one prominent woman reviewer declared: "it's not feminist." How did a game that seemingly had nothing to offer anyone become so beloved? Join Callie and Drew as they discuss their very 2022 experiences with Plundered Hearts.

Here are some promised links:

Plundered Hearts Unboxing
1987: Plundered Hearts - by Aaron A. Reed (substack.com)
» Plundered Hearts The Digital Antiquarian (filfre.net)
Plundered Hearts | Feminist Media Histories | University of California Press (ucpress.edu)

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