‘Slave Trade’ video game altered after social media backlash

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An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship. 

The creators of “Playing History: Slave Trade” removed a level Monday which featured black slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the video game “Tetris.” 

“Apologies to people who were offended by us using game mechanics to underline the point of how inhumane slavery was,” read a statement posted on the game’s page on Steam, an online store. “The goal was to enlighten and educate people — not to get sidetracked discussing a small 15-second part of the game.”




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