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The Dutch aren’t known for their racial sensitivity, so it shouldn’t be shocking to find out a Dutch company is profiting off the slave trade with a disgusting video game.

History 2: Slave Trade is being sold on the online gaming site Steam Community. The game is supposed to be a ‘realistic’ look at the African slave trade, as told through the eyes of people who worked on slave ships.

The game, whose target users are between the ages of 8-14, is described as:

The Playing History game series revolves around experiencing engaging and personal stories set in exhilarating points in world history. The series have won the category of ‘best learning game’ in Europe. The series puts the student in the middle of important and interesting points in history.

Why play Playing History?

To gain the opportunity to take part in history, within in a living breathing world. You will be able to learn about historic events that they cannot alter – instead, they witness how the historic events altered humanity as a whole. The learning process is autonomously conveyed throughout the story of the game as it progresses, this occurs through decisions and actions taken by the player throughout the course of the game. This kind of interaction is a unique learning method, which encourages the player to relate to the world and actively seek out knowledge.

Slave Trade: Travel back in time to the 18th century and witness the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade firsthand. In this episode, you will be working as young slave steward on a ship crossing the Atlantic. You are to serve the captain and be his eyes and ears – reporting any suspicious activities is your duty. But what do you do, when you realize that your own sister has been captured by the slave traders?

One has to wonder if they company will make a Holocaust game?

Many people on social media are appalled by the game:

But of course the creator sees absolutely nothing wrong with it:

Clutchettes, what do you think about the game? Is it educational or nah?

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