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Playing History 2 - Slave Trade
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Developer(s) Serious Games Interactive
Publisher(s) Serious Games Interactive
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS X
Release date(s) September 13, 2013
Genre(s) Educational game
Mode(s) Single-player

Playing History 2 - Slave Trade is an educational game developed and published by Serious Games Interactive, and released on September 13, 2013 for Windows and Mac OS X on the Steam platform.

The game caused a great deal of controversy for its inclusion of a "Slave Tetris" minigame, which was later removed, and other insensitive depictions of slavery.


The main character is a young slave boy named Tim, who must help his master, a slave ship captain, transport 300 slaves to the Americas. The player must pilot the slave ship, collecting items that replenish your food and avoiding wind blasts. Other minigames in the game formerly included a Tetris-like mode in which the player needed to "stack" slaves in the storage compartment of the ship. The player can help their master bargain with the locals to reduce the price of slave children, in order to earn points.

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