Creators of the Slave Trade Video Game Make Changes

A still from Steam Community’s “Playing History: Slave Trade 2” video game   YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT
A still from Steam Community’s “Playing History: Slave Trade 2” video game
YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

The creators of the “Playing History: Slave Trade” video game heard everyone loud and clear.

The portion of the game that showed enslaved Africans being dropped and packed into slave ships has been completely removed from the game, the Associated Press reports.

“Apologies to people who were offended by us using game mechanics to underline the point of how inhumane slavery was,” a press statement posted on the game’s online page read. “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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Source: The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele

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