You are invited to enter the world of the sweatshop and become a factory worker. Do you accept the challenge? Can you tirelessly make sports shoes for less than a dollar an hour as you struggle to support your family?
Let the game begin...
Also available: UNFAIR FACTORY! (the Play Fair 2012 game)
The SIMSWEATSHOP project was commisioned by NOW, Nottingham in 2006
It was created by Jonny Norridge as a piece of interactive artwork. For more information and work by the artist visit newpollution.
Disclaimer: any similarity between products on this site and actual product designs is incidental, and does not imply that a particular product is necessarily made in sweatshops or for an unfair wage.
'Follow The Things' have curated a comprehensive collection of references and responses to the game. The 'Discussion / Responses' is particularly enlightening — revealing the interest and provocation this game created.
Available in GERMAN: Der Ausbeuterfabrik! (2014)
Now available in Bulgarian: Експлоататорската Фабрика! (2015)