The Game: The Game

Angela Washko

In Angela Washko’s feminist dating simulator The Game: The Game, players are placed into the perspective of a femme-presenting person who encounters a series of professional pick-up artists at a bar..

The Game: The Game is a feminist dating simulator video game presenting the tactics and practices of professional male pick-up artists. Throughout the game self-proclaimed seduction gurus perform their signature techniques on players as they attempt to navigate this fraught terrain. Musical score composed by Xiu Xiu.

Angela Washko is an artist who creates forums for discussions about feminism in hostile spaces. Her practice spans digitally-mediated performance art, media installation, documentary film, and video games. A recipient of the USA Artist Fellowship and the Creative Capital Award, Angela Washko is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.