A firm in Denmark by the name of Serious Game Interactive has come under fire for their “Slave Tetris” video game.
It’s supposed to be an “educational” game with the title being “Playing History: Slave Trade,” and players have to stack as many slaves on a slave ship, the same way you would fit the blocks on a Tetris game.
The firm’s CEO Simon Egendfeldt-Nielsen, stated the game was made to show the harsh realities of slavery, but after releasing the game it hasn’t been taken as such.
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In a statement the game’s designer’s have apologized for the game’s offense. “Slave Tetris has been removed as it was perceived to be extremely insensitive by some people. This overshadowed the educational goal of the game. Apologies to people who was offended by us using game mechanics to underline the point of how inhumane slavery was.”
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