Run-Your-Own Sweatshop Game Exposes Harsh Thinking [Headlines]

Run-Your-Own Sweatshop Game Exposes Harsh Thinking [Headlines]
Innovation

New game poses challenges in the form of moral dilemmas.

Sam McNerney
  • 24 january 2012

Sweatshop isn’t your average online cow-clicker. As its name implies, the game places you on the floor of an offshore factory that cranks out merchandise for high-street retailers in the West. Your job as manager: to hire workers to assemble hats, shoes, bags, and shirts at various speeds according to their skill level (or lack thereof in the case of the child laborers you also employ), all while keeping your corporate masters happy by raking in the big profits. Ecouterre

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