Attention Hog

From Rhizome Artbase
2008
Description

Attention Hog is a game in which the player is cast as a pig whose goal is to capture the love and attention of as many people as possible. The game’s subject reflects some of the social and psychological trends present in social-networking communities, including self-promotion, social anxiety, obsessive need for peer validation, and distraction as entertainment.

Rhizome staff
2021

Attention Hog is built on the model of “casual games”, a rising industry and pastime. The player is cast as a pig whose goal is to capture the love and attention of as many people as possible. The game’s subject reflects some of the social and psychological trends present in social-networking communities, including self-promotion, social anxiety, obsessive need for peer validation, and distraction as entertainment. The game operates on a conventional level, and can be shared with others and embedded on web pages, blogs, and social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

Chris Basmajian
30 June 2008
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Variant History
outside link
2008
open submission
30 June 2008
Chris Basmajian