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Old Sep 13th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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The game, called Phone Story, followed the life cycle of a smartphone, from the mining of metals in Africa that are needed for the chips in the phones, to factories in China, where the devices are manufactured. BLN, a business blog, posted screenshots from the app, one of which indicates that in part of the game the objective was to catch factory workers who are attempting to commit suicide.

The description on the group’s Web site said that “Phone Story is a game for smartphone devices that attempts to provoke a critical reflection on its own technological platform. Under the shiny surface of our electronic gadgets, behind its polished interface, hides the product of a troubling supply chain that stretches across the globe.”
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Old Sep 13th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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lol! wow.. someone really thought apple would allow that "bag of hurt" into the store? great publicity though
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Old Sep 13th, 2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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I'd kill to have downloaded that game, Well, Maybe not kill,
But, I'd have loved to have had it in my banned collection.


I hate missing good stuff like that.
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Old Sep 15th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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Dunno why they don't offer it as a download for jailbroken iOS devices.
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Old Sep 15th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #5
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Maybe if they made it not too apple specific, they'd have more luck getting it on the app store?
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