Nathan Stubbs

Barry Ancelet: the video game

by Nathan Stubbs

He’s been knighted by the French government with the title of Chevalier in l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, given the Américo Paredes Prize by the American Folklore Society and named Louisiana “Humanist of the Year” by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Now, UL professor and Cajun folklorist Barry Ancelet has been honored with perhaps an even greater form of flattery, his own video game. In honor of Ancelet, and his iconic mustache, the blog Louisiana French has created one of the strangest Pac-Man inspired video games yet, where Ancelet’s head gets chased around the Atchafalaya Basin by what appears to be a gang of Bic razors. Hit one of the mustache icons and Ancelet then briefly becomes the chasseur. All to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger." (Hat tip to former Ind Managing Editor Reese Fuller and for passing this along). Enjoy:

Update: Originally, this blog post incorrectly identified Rocky McKeon as the author of Louisiana French and the Barry Ancelet video game. We have since been informed Mr. McKeon has nothing to do with this blog. If anyone does know the creative genius behind this astounding new game, please let us know.