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Sweatshop Boy

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Jun 16, 2010 | 5:35 PM EDT

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good Music

And I noticed that yours is "the message", good for you, I love the music of the game .. just for that ..

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Simplistic, but not without merit.

Okay, I'm pretty sure most people get the message: life working in the sweatshop sucks immensely. Sweatshop workers lead poorer, shorter lives than those in 1st world countries. But if I may be a voice of dissent here, let's take a look at the broader picture.

Prior to the sweatshops showing up, these were struggling to survive, because there was basically zero infrastructure -- no electricity, running water, SANITATION SERVICES, schools, or any of the other things most/all of us take for granted. At the very least, the sweatshops require some infrastructure, which, with time and effort, will improve the lives of everyone there as it build up the local economy. It won't happen overnight, and the process CAN be subverted into slave labor. That said, I submit that it's more of a positive than a negative.

For what it's worth, there are plenty of sweatshops where workers are asking the companies to EXPAND and provide job opportunities for family members, ie, money. While life in the sweatshop sucks compared to what we have, many people there clearly view it as an improvement compared to what their lives were like before. As poor and short as life is in the sweatshop, beforehand it was WORSE, not better.

If you think the answer to sweatshop life is to just go and tear down the sweatshops, then I think you're being foolishly short-sighted. It's better to focus on building up the local infrastructure, so that the people can reach the point that they no longer NEED to work in a sweatshop to make ends meet. That's a far more moral action than to force them back into their impoverished, factory-free lives.

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Rated 0 / 5 stars

Message games still need to be games.

As a message, it works, as a game, it is worth nothing. Message games can be interesting, but only if they work well as games. Since this simply isn't entertaining at all, I have to give it a 0.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Simple but ok.

Very simple game, but i think its ok, i got the message. :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Message

Graphics and gameplay is good, but the thing here is the message. Absolutely boring game, absolutely laborious, completely meaningless.

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