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Is Slavery: The Game even real?

Saturday, 3rd 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  7. triggerhappy

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

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Sini

    Did they announce what will be included in collector edition?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. neon6

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

    #9 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  12. Strange Sultan

    trailer kinda funny

    #12 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  19. Kabby

    Dutch people attempting humour. How cute.

    #19 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  27. Alakratt

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

    #27 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  31. Phoenixblight

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

    #31 3 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 3 years ago
  33. Fin

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

    Also yeah, that guy needs a ban.

    #33 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  38. DSB

    Cool story, bro.

    #38 3 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 3 years ago

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