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Is Slavery: The Game even real?

Saturday, 3 September 2011 23:28 GMT By Andrew Groen

Probably not. But this could be called a Master Class in the art of trolling the internet.

This wonderfully well-produced trailer will make your jaw drop at the horrible premise. The whole idea of this “game” is to capture slaves and then exploit them as fully as possible.

We’d probably be horrified if it wasn’t for the Xbox 360 and PS3 logos at the very end. We might have been willing to believe this was an incredibly tasteless indie project, but the idea that Microsoft or Sony would allow this game to be certified for their platform and bear their logos is pretty hard to believe.

The Escapist has more on the mystery of Slavery: The Game.

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39 Comments

  1. Talkar

    Could be cool if it is actually a game that is coming.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. ExOAte

    The narrator is dutch. You can hear by his accent. I am dutch myself, and I would recognize this from anywhere on the planet.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. PenTaFH

    @2 Agreed.

    Pretty fitting as well, as we (the Dutch) were pretty much the biggest slavers way back when, in the time of the East India Company…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    Its obviously fake if you look at the escapist link there is nothing providing that this is an actual game. Just someone poking at known sensitive area. And no publisher would get behind this as it is AO where no brick and mortar stores would touch an AO game let alone this type of game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Freek

    The fact that everybody, everywhere immidiatly recognized it as fake means it is a complete failure.
    You can’t troll anyone if the reaction is “oh yeah, nice joke”.

    Also, AO rated games do not apear on consoles, ever. MS and Sony do not allow it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    There are far worse games out there though. The christians have their own, and the nazis have their own.

    Slavery isn’t nearly as offensive today.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. triggerhappy

    “Dicipline them. Exploit them.” This must be a joke. A tasteless joke at that.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Sini

    Did they announce what will be included in collector edition?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. neon6

    GAME OF THE YEAR 2012
    @5 GOOD THING PC AND MAC HAVE NO FORM OF CENSORSHIP

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @10

    Actually it does because no digitial distributor would touch this with a 100 foot pole. Unless this developer wanted to just have be passed around via torrent.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KAP

    Where in 2011 and we are still seeing these brash images of slavery… my god, what fail.

    We all should be looking forward, not back.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Strange Sultan

    trailer kinda funny

    #12 4 years ago
  13. NightCrawler1970

    There was a DOS game, to transport Jewish people to the death-camp, gas-chamber them, and cremate them, it’s a camp-simulation how many Jewish people you can kill them before the war is over…

    And im talking about 1990
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KZ_Manager

    Slavery is a part of history, but we shouldn’t create games like that…
    Even the Dutch and British empire(colonize South Africa) are the biggest slave-transporter in 17century…

    Spain/British are conquers, French/Dutch are settles & traders..

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    It wouldnt surprise me if this was some sort of anti-game stunt, trying to gather positive reactions to game as use them against the medium.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Tweek444

    On a Dutch gamesite (gamekings), they showed the trailer for the first time, they said the game will be made by some guys who left Creative Assembly and started their own studio.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Alex Donaldson

    I’m pretty sure Microsoft and Sony don’t allow AO games to be certified for their platforms period, and if you check the ESRB database the game doesn’t exist/hasn’t been rated despite listing an AO rating logo and a link to the ESRB site.

    It’s just a troll, but a very elaborate one, it seems.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    @13 There are lots of those still around.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind:_Eternal_Forces

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_Cleansing_(video_game)

    Which is why that video is a pretty poor attempt at trolling. Slavery is hardly the most controversial subject these days. It’s been 160 years, whereas something like American apartheid ended just 60 years ago, and South African apartheid just 15 years ago.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DarkElfa

    If it were real, there would be a company name. No company would bring this kind of intentional heat down on themselves anyways.

    @3, For a Dutchman, you don’t know your own country’s history very well. The British had the East India Company, the Dutch had the Dutch West India Company.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kabby

    Dutch people attempting humour. How cute.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Alakratt

    I may not buy this game (assuming it’s real), but at least someone had the balls to make this and is not afraid of censorship…because of…you know who!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    They are afraid because there is no listing or information to contact this “developer” A troll is a troll is a troll.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Alakratt

    Umm no, go to their website it has a their phone number and email. Don’t know if they are fake but next time I suggest you don’t make stuff up. I know this is fake, but still I think it’s a step against censorship, what people seem to forget is that anti-censorship goes both ways, like freedom of speech.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DSB

    My guess is some kind of viral ad. CNN have been running a campaign to make it look like they’re “ending slavery in the 21st century” (illusions of grandeur 2.0) and that’s brought Unicef on board, and so rolleth the slavery train.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Alakratt

    Really? LMAO!!! I would call it ass kissing to the extreme. It reminds me of that South Park episode, where Jess Jackson get his ass kissed, hahahaha, oh black people you crack me up! Next time they complain ill have my violin ready.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Phoenixblight

    “Umm no, go to their website it has a their phone number and email. Don’t know if they are fake but next time I suggest you don’t make stuff up”

    Not making it up Escapist already looked through all of it and it became a dead end.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. beast313

    @24
    There is no mention of any black people complaining about this game. Only a article asking is the game even real, but your bigotry must be spewed. Same could be said about your constant complaining as well. Your complaining reminds of that episode where Cartman had to go to anger management. I guess you’re not happy with your T.M.I.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Alakratt

    @26
    You again? Eww I wont waste my time with a thing like you. Later Token!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. beast313

    @27
    That’s fine. I am sure you have nothing substantial or griping to add. Apart from your usual meaningless spittle. Later Cartman!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Alakratt

    It’s meaningless to you because you are one of the monkeys…so yeah. Like in the last topic, you have no logic, you can’t see (or admit) that the only people who complain (or will) about this game are your kind. So it’s useless to even talk about this with something like you.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Clupula

    They mess up the joke at the very beginning of the video with the ESRB rating. If it had been rated AO, there would have been a whole bunch of text in the box next to it that would have said what was objectionable about the game. The text that says it may contain things not appropriate for minors is only used when the rating is pending.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

    @30 THat and there is no ESRB rating through the ESRB.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. stretch215

    What happened to the no racism policy on this site? This alakratt jerkoff needs to go. Calling someone a monkey? Talking about “your kind”. This is hate speech plain & simple. Yes, I am most definitely offended.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Fin

    I assumed he was talking about white people? Damn albino monkeys…

    Also yeah, that guy needs a ban.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. beast313

    @29

    If you actually was using logic you would have a point. You’re the only one acting like a monkey flinging illogical and unfounded crap around. You’re the sub human around here. Always crying for logic but unable to apply it yourself.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Alakratt

    Me banned? this beast313 (btw, an aninal name really suits you) started it, my first comment wasn’t even about him. If you people feel offended that’s your problem (what a shock), it’s my opinion, apparently you forgot that freedom of speech goes both ways, you don’t have to like what i say and viceversa. I was simply stating the fact that you can take your complaining (not you guys, but the people that are) and shove it…or keep it in the movies and music industries, and out of gaming.

    Oh and btw, calling me a sub-human when i didn’t even said it, just shows what you really think of yourself…how sad.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Fin

    Freedom of speech of course goes both ways, like you’re not going to go to prison because you’re a racist fuck.

    Ban for being a racist fuck though? That’s aaaaaall good.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Alakratt

    Dude, if I get banned it’s all good. At least I (easily) trolled the hell out of some of you.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DSB

    Cool story, bro.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Clupula

    @31 – Yeah, but you’d only find out there was no actual ESRB classification for the title if you went to the ESRB website. Their using the ERSB rating wrong at the very beginning of the video pretty much tells you, before you’ve seen a single piece of video or checked the ESRB’s website, that it’s fake.

    #39 4 years ago

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.01 is now available for PC, fixes launcher and framerate issues

    Rockstar has released patch 1.01 for the PC version of GTA 5 and along with a fix to the character’s facial features changing when transferring to PC, the launcher will no longer drain your CPU and crash. Here are the full patch notes: Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high […]

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will arrive on the PS Store for PS4 in May

    Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on PlayStation 4 in May, Capcom has announced. All characters, levels and previous DLC will be included in the PS4 version, including a fix to input lag found in the PS3 version’s controls. The fighting game will be released digitally on the PS Store May 26 for $24.99 […]

  • Upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch to fix weapon degradation glitch

    Weapon degradation wan’t an intentional feature in Dark Souls 2, and now that it has carried over into Scholar of the First Sin, the glitch will be patched out in an upcoming update. The glitch also affected the framerate of Dark Souls 2 on PC, and on all platforms with Scholar of the First Sin. […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order on Origin, Amazon, others

    Star Wars: Battlefront is now available for pre-order through EA’s Origin service as well as Amazon and GameStop. Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders, as previously reported, will include early access to the free Battle of Jakku DLC. The planet is included in the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and finds the New Republic coming […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront – watch the lovely reveal trailer here

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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

    Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press. It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense. According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” […]

  • Microsoft confirms departure of Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison

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  • Battlefield Hardline Rent-a-Server option coming to both last and current-gen consoles

    Battlefield Hardline players will be able to take part in the Rent-a-Server program, similar to the one in Battlefield 4, when the first patch for the shooter is released. Rental servers will come to both last and current-gen consoles, and CPU issues will be addressed in the patch as well, which PC players will be […]

  • Chip’s Challenge and unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2 arrive on Steam next month

    Chip’s Challenge, the 1989 top-down tile-based puzzler created by Chuck Sommerville, is heading to Steam along with the unreleased sequel Chip’s Challenge 2. After the release of the first game, Sommerville spent two years developing the sequel, only to find the trademark had been sold. The trademark’s new owners wanted him to fund the publishing, […]

  • Pillars of Eternity patch betas hitting Steam, update 1.05 to drop in May

    Patch 1.04 for Pillars of Eternity dropped yesterday, and according to Obsidian Entertainment, players can expect the next round of fixes to arrive in May. According to a post on the Kickstarter page, patch 1.04 contained quite a bit of fixes, and going forward, the team plans to continue squishing bugs, adding additional polish and […]

  • Goat Simulator comes to Xbox platforms

    Goat Simulator continues its plan to dominate all platforms under the sun by releasing on Xbox consoles. Goat Simulator has been released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The store page for the Xbox One version is now live, but the 360 one is lagging behind. Don’t know what this game is or what it’s […]

  • Alienation: first co-op footage revealed

    We have our first look at gameplay footage from Housemarque’s Alienation. Housemarque has finally given us a look at their upcoming shooter project, Alienation. The twin-stick shooter will feature co-op and the new video shows it in action. It’s a short one but still manages to demo several environments. The game was shown off at […]

  • ReShade SweetFX supports GTA 5, user-made presets begin popping up

    GTA 5 modders started making presets for ReShade SweetFX as soon as they realised the tool supports it. To the modding community’s delightful surprise, shader-altering tool ReShade SweetFX was discovered to support GTA 5. What this means is that anyone can download the tool, mess around with the post-processing options, and inject them into GTA […]

  • Project Cars goes gold, full track list revealed

    Project Cars has finally gone gold. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has announced that the racer has reached gold master milestone. “We know the wait for the game to be released was worth it, as we’re confident the quality and realism level we have achieved will provide our fans with the game they are all […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes has a stupid subtitle in the West

    The Western release of Dragon Quest Heroes has been given the most absurd subtitle. Square Enix announced a while back that Dragon Quest Heroes will come to North America and Europe this year. Unlike in Japan, it will launch only on PlayStation 4. Earlier today, the Japanese publisher revealed what the game’s logo will look […]

  • Minecraft vulnerability allows users to crash servers remotely [UPDATE]

    A security flaw discovered in Minecraft’s code that could give perpetrators the ability to crash servers remotely has been fixed via a patch by Mojang. Update: Mojang has released an update to Minecraft patch 1.8, listed as version 1.8.4, and it is available now. It fixes reported security issues, in addition to some other minor […]

  • Official Bloodborne merchandise now available, including a limited edition statue

    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

    Xur is selling one of Destiny’s top hand cannons today: The Last Word. Is it worth grinding the coins for? The answer is a resounding YES. The Last Word is one of Destiny’s best Exotics, and one of the best Hand Cannons in the game. Our Destiny expert Alex notes that it’s one of the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

    Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Theory is only the latest in a much loved series of games based on a game based on two other games. Blood Bowl is a popular Games Workshop tabletop game which blends the fantasy universe of Warhammer with a fantasy sport drawing inspiration from American football and related games. It’s […]

  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]