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Phone Story is a depressing ironical story criticizing electronic gadgets supply chain. Phone Story includes four minigames, each representing one of the steps of supply chain process: coltan extraction in Congo, outsourced labor in China, e-waste in Pakistan and gadget consumerism in the West.

The game itself is deliberately available on mobiles as a reminder of your impact. All of the revenues raised go directly to workers’ organizations and other non-profits that are working to stop the horrors represented in the game.

Gameplay

Choose your mode.

Complete four minigames which highlight problems connected to unfair work condition and consumers’ ignorance.

Context

Unfair work conditions. labor rights.

Benefits

Players learn about the realities of electronic gadgets supply chain.

Players understand the inequalities in economic growth between countries.

Players understand how western consumerism is influencing work conditions in different parts of the world.

Trivia

While you can still download this app on Android Market, App Store banned it.

Also downloadable on PC and MAC.

Created by

Price

Free for non-comercial purpose.

Number of players

1 player

Number of moderators

no moderator

Duration

15-30 minutes

Languages

Technical requirements

electronic device with Android

PC or MAC with web connection and Flash 8 or above

How to run this game?

To play the game go to the game’s website or download the game for mobile device. 

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