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July 20, 2011

sweatshop

Sweatshop by Littleloud puts you in the shoes of a new manager at a factory in a low-wage country and raises the problems around the welfare of workers in these factories. A game with a message...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I first?

Does it matter?

Anonymous said...

A fun little eye-opener.

Anonymous said...

Preachy.

asjam said...

An enormous download that doesn't justify the time it takes to arrive.
Fun should be the main purpose of mass appeal games.

palat said...

asjam, I don't think this game is about fun ...
Loved it, makes you think!

Anonymous said...

The game is stupid and the content diverts from a core aspect of why these kind of factories exist: the political side of it all as well as the endless lust for consum in the Western industrialized countries.

Read the books of Naomy Klein for instance; No Logo; for starters.

If you want to know why the media does not tell you the truth behind it all, then I would recommend this film to you:
http://www.archive.org/details/manufacturing_consent

Anonymous said...

That poor kid :(

Anonymous said...

Too much dialogue....Geesh. How many times do you have to click this dialogue box to finally get to the darn game? Annoying!

Anonymous said...

To Anon 21:13...nope it doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Wow..... There sure is alot of swearing in this game. I don't think that I've ever played a game where someone calls you dumb@$$ or says that they are going to fire your @$$.

Anonymous said...

I won't be playing this one EVER AGAIN! Why did you even add this game Bart?

Vernella said...

Very very cute graphics, but, damn, they talk too much!! (the swearing is ok in this context though, I find it hilarious)

-k said...

If it weren't for the fact that you have to mouse click to get through all the dialogue the game would have been okay. I can appreciate that they're trying to make a statement, but find it hard to sympathize with the factory boss and it seemed like that's what they wanted you to do, toward the end. Sweatshop bosses aren't to be sympathized with, they are to be used as examples of how NOT to run a business.

Anonymous said...

I completely love this game. You see my uncle worked in a sweatshop once before the boss fired everyone. He came to live with us and we got hime back on his feet. But the mental and physicl scars shall never leave him. :(

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but for dialogs, there is a skip button on the first message ...

Also, last level seems impossible as only 254 items pass for a production of 255.
Any ideas ?

-k said...

Yo8u have to wait for the 255th item, it comes, but only after a few minutes.

AnimixGames said...

Beautiful game! I love the art and the ethical message!

 

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