Playing History 2’s “Slave Tetris” Abolished

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Serious Games Interactive has earned the scorn of soldiers of internet righteousness due to a mini-game present in their point and click adventure game “Playing History 2: The Slave Trade“, a title intended to inform younger individuals about slavery – decried as “offensive” for its not historically inaccurate take on slave ship cargo stacking.

The mini-game in question was an ode to Tetris that involved lining up mangled slaves into even lines to score points, proving to be so “inexcusable” that the resulting commotion had prompted the developers to abolish the mini-game in its entirety (from the game’s recent Steam release anyway).

A PV for the educational title, which quite briefly reveals the “offensive” mini-game:

The game was first released back in 2013, but its recent arrival on Steam after a successful Greenlighting looks to have exposed it to the idle scrutiny of more socio-justiciars than ever before.


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    Avatar of aoitoriko
    Comment by aoitoriko
    03:45 08/09/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Would you like a little whine with your game sir?"
    PC assholes ruining the world one step at a time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 08/09/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    SJWs retards has nothing to do with PC or any other platform. In fact, they often don't play games at all, since they distract them from being offended in internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 08/09/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Political Correctness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    While normally they're getting upset and whiney over stupid stuff, this minigame honestly isn't worth defending... Who the fuck thought tetris would be a good mechanical medaphor for the slave trade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    http://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/codesign/imagecache/inline-large/post-inline/inline-slave-ship-infographic.jpg
    Sure it wasn't tetris, but it was close.
    Look up Slave ship, you'll find actual documentation on the best way to stack slaves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it was pretty much like "Tetris" they cramped so many slaves in one ship to save money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 09/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the slave trade was analog tetris?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 08/09/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That is right progressives! Ruin everything for us! I svear, these guys think only whites had slavery.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are still present day defacto slavery going on with human trafficking in SE Asia and gulf state nations, mainly exploiting non arab, non muslim populations from africa, india, and south asia. These pussies don't dare touch the real problem, just whatever they happen to find easier to bitch at.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 09/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slave trades, human trafficking, actual real lack of female human rights, etc. but yep, complaining about a video game character's "unrealistic hips" or slave Tetris in an obscure game is definitely changing the world!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When your life starts to feel like a South Park episode...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its an accurate enough depiction of history to educate the young. They learn black people were bought from other black people, stowed in ships are efficiently as possible and sold as property.

    I don't see how this could offend. The history itself offends, maybe, but the educating therein should not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 09/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's funny is that they're going to wipe away enough history to where it'll be forgotten... and eventually repeated.

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    Comment by Raf
    17:15 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    THANKS OBAMA!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are so easily offended nowadays. Even saying 'bless you' after someone sneezed would offend some.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 09/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Muh triggers!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not offended by it. I'm fucking amazed someone thought it would be a good idea in the first place. I seriously want to hear the discussion that lead to Tetris and slavery ending up combined. I'd rather pay for that than this game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't seem like there was much thought put into it. The tetris mini game is directly copied from their other identical looking 'historical' adventure game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Game looks super harmless to me, just based on something from history people still can't let go and move on so it's not the game's fault.

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    04:33 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the hell would you even play this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tetris... with slaves... yeah, just like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree.
    Children should see village elders sell their own for trinkets. Then the now slaves get shipped in horrible conditions where like half of them die.
    More gore and death in kids' games please.
    In fact why have any context at all. Could just be random gore and death. They could even be bondaged to a screen that plays snuff movies 24/7.
    That would be so much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the trinkets? The nets worked far better...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The majority of the nets were sadly carried by neighbouring tribes, paid with trinkets and firearms. Took a lot of manpower to round up that many people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    -sigh- who cares about all that shit anyway, man, just get a life. Slavery is bad and all but whatever, killing is too and it's part of like every second game.

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    Comment by Giglioti
    02:37 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the chronically offended got another game banned, what a bunch of bastards, just leave games alone FFS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's it, just bury your heads in the sand and don't learn about what happened in the past. After all, it's offensive. Far better to not know and repeat the mistakes yourselves. And heaven forbid we show just how ridiculous and sick it really was using game metaphors, rather than just making a bloody or boring movie that will win academy awards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, everyone forget there was and is still slavery.
    After all, we have the germans and their 70 year old history we can blame to make us feel better overall.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Especially here in the US. We just won't call it slavery.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:26 12/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whites get so butthurt when they cant have their racist toys. In what way is this game educational with a fucking talking mouse? A talking mouse? In a "educational" game about "history?"

    "Bu...bu...buuuut Blacks sold other blacks as slaves too!" Yeah they sold their ENEMIES but they didn't base their enslavement on RACE.

    They need to make a game about the history of white people. The game will be about white people raping farm animals and little kids, shooting up everything because they get no pussy, and stealing all the resources. And every-time someone criticizes white people in the game, you fill a butthurt meter where you can run around yelling "SJW! Political Correctness! Muh Freedums!!!" when it gets full.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 09/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The world needs less slave African slave knkwledge, all it does is make blacks think they're owed something, when they have no idea if thier ancesters were slaves or not. How about a game about the Ottoman slave trade, where African pirates abductuted whole coastal towns of white Christians. Even the U.S. was forced to pay them to stay away. There were more white slaves than there were black.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 10/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    With all due respect, hiding history does not work in the real world.
    America has to acknowledge our part in the slave trade, but the AFRICANS also have to acknowledge their part in it since by and large it was AFRICANS SELLING AFRICANS into the slave trade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    LEGO Slave Trader looks super interesting. Would buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dumb game, even dumber people actually getting offended by it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Cant we all just get back to having sex with children or at least watching animated media of it sexually exploiting obviously teenaged kids on a daily basis?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Teenaged is too old. Over 12 is grandma.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why is this even on SanCom?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree. How is this about weaboo anything?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its called wapanese.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Came here to ask the same thing...

    Comment by Anonymous

    You know, i just wish the blacks didnt exist. Wouldnt it have been so much better for the world. Im just saying... well its true isnt it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish you fucking die. Now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know... they COULD... possibly... maybe, mean that not in an offensive kind of way.
    More like, they wish the issue of blacks, whites, whatever, didn't exist.
    But...
    humanity, and even other animal species have shown predilection to stereotyping a class of their own species.
    So if it wasn't skin color, it'd be something else.

    As for that guy... yeah, he probably doesn't want N word to begin with. But I try and see the better in people till they prove otherwise.

    As for this game, I think it's hilarious.
    I want one.
    I think it is absolutely, blatently, and totally offensive. That is fully why I want it.
    We NEED to find that which is offensive, and embrace it. Not shy away from it.
    Then maybe we can do something about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish you would understand that people have their own opinions and you can't magically wish them into oblivion just because you don't agree.
    Who made you God?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:26 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would be much better if whites didn't exist.

    Just think, who started the wars that killed the most people?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:09 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Arabs and muslims who genocided entire civilizations, took hundreds of millions of african blacks into slavery and rape, and even today who bitches and moans about 'oppression' while killing millions of their own people.

    Nevermind japs and chinks who exterminated millions in their ww2 antics and pol pot regime support.

    Watch that mouth boy :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jews, as a matter of fact. Not Whites. Who owned the stock in the colonial companies such as British East India Company, Dutch East Indies Company, etc? Rat faced kikes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 08/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup. Blacks are a menace2society, in their own words.




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