Thursday, January 14, 2021

PREGNANCY: A Game | An [Sexually] Abused & Pregnant Hungarian Teen

Over 17 years ago, in the non-fiction section of The Central Library in Brooklyn, I picked up Seymour M. Hersh's The Dark Side of Camelot. And consequently, my research into nympholepsy in popular culture began. What was the impetus? The catalyst was one of Hersh's footnotes about Joseph P. Sr. - President John F. Kennedy's father. Here's a summary:

In 1957, Rose Kennedy invited Lyndon Johnson, who was the Senate Majority leader at the time, to their home in Florida for lunch. Lyndon Johnson naturally accepted the invitation and went to the Kennedy beachfront home with an entourage. The entourage included Bobby Baker, the Majority leader’s aide and confidant, who related, “Old Man Joe comes in [from a round of golf] with a seventeen – or eighteen-year-old girl. Doesn’t say boo. Walks right in and goes upstairs and engages in what, clearly and noisily, is sexual intercourse.” 

Over the years, I've written about nympholepsy in almost every medium (e.g., poems, novels, novellas, and Netflix series'). However, other than the Duke Nukem: Forever video game cover art, where two schoolgirls sit at the feet of Duke, I haven't written about nympholepsy in videos games - until today.

Here's the About This Game posted on Steam for Pregnancy:

'Pregnancy' is an interactive short story where the player attempts to influence the decisions of a 14 year old girl about the future of her pregnancy.

Lilla Sandor is the protagonist of 'Pregnancy'. She is a 14 year old girl who lives in Hungary. Lilla gets pregnant after being abused by a criminal and she is confused about what to do with the child she carries in her womb. The player acts as the voice of conscience influencing and guiding the young girl's decisions.

At the end of the story, see how your decisions line up with other players, inspired by games like Telltale's The Walking Dead and Atlus' Catherine.

209 out of 356 Steam reviewers "Recommended" the game. Chance, the gamer, simply opined of : "Very interesting"

Interestingly, a famous gamer was criticized on Twitter for playing Pregnant, and the Hungarian nymphet was changed from being abused, as described in the About This Game, to being raped. But "abused" is ambiguous too, because the age-of-consent in Hungary is 14-years-old. 

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