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Three pioneering feminist videogames have fallen into obscurity—help us save them and make them playable for free, online.
Three pioneering feminist videogames have fallen into obscurity—help us save them and make them playable for free, online.
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    Our sincere thanks, stored permanently in a .txt file found within the online emulator.

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    Sampler of unreleased music from Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs, compiled from master recordings by Duncan's collaborator Brendan Canty. Perhaps best known as the drummer of Fugazi, Canty has also done extensive soundtrack work and co-owns film production company Trixie. (Delivered via private download.)

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    A 3-inch, full-color patch of the moon from "Chop Suey," and our .txt file thanks. (See Update #4 for more.)

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    Two tickets to a live program about Theresa Duncan's work at the New Museum in NYC, and our .txt file thanks.

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    Each "Smarty" and "Zero Zero" CD-ROM came with a colorful poster — give at this level and receive one of your choice, along with our .txt file thanks.

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    Invitation for two to a private curator's preview in NYC, and all previous rewards.

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    #CyberMonday "Smarty"— a vintage CD-ROM copy of "Smarty", complete with its original, intact packaging.

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    #CyberMonday "Zero Zero"— a vintage CD-ROM copy of "Zero Zero", complete with its original, intact packaging.

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    An animated GIF will be made and named in your honor and permanently embedded within the online emulator, alongside our .txt file thanks.

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    A vintage CD-ROM copy of "Smarty" complete with its original, intact packaging, invitation for two to curator's preview, and our .txt thanks.

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    A vintage CD-ROM copy of "Zero Zero" complete with its original, intact packaging, invitation for two to curator's preview, and our .txt thanks.

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    Limited edition MacPaint print, signed by a very special artist to be announced, and our .txt file thanks.

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    **Lead this Campaign**
    In April 2015, Rhizome will host a public program at the New Museum celebrating the Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs, but also a broader history of feminist videogames. Pledge at this Leadership Level, and you will be a publicly credited underwriter for that significant event. (This reward includes event tickets, as well as invitations to surrounding entertainment.)

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    Collectors' edition laptop PC with Windows 98 and all games installed, one re-print poster, a GIF, and, of course, our .txt file thanks.

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