GAMES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE DOCUMENTARY

‘Modern Cocoa Farmer’ is a video game which explores the socio-economic issues of child trafficking and child slavery in the West African cocoa industry. To learn more about the issues raised please watch the ‘Dark Side of Chocolate’ documentary to learn more about the use of children in the chocolate industry.  This documentary follows the Danish journalist Miki Mistrati as he reveals the stories of trafficking and child labour in the west African Cocoa trade. The issues are explored as a complex mixture of social, political, economic and industrial issues but an overarching message is clear. That the trafficking of children is wrong and children should be in school, not work.

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PEOPLE MAKE THE PROJECT

PEOPLE MAKE THE PROJECT

People make the project This might sound obvious but it’s true.  A few weeks ago I worked with Alan (programmer), Jade (musician and Sfx) and Rob (Animator) on a game of lateral thinking problems solved with the arrow keys on your keyboard.  The result was very... read more
AN AWESOME TEAM

AN AWESOME TEAM

Pending funding the ‘Modern Cocoa Farmer’ team are all volunteers. Their time, energy and skills have contributed much the game. Please check out their linked pages to find out more about them. They are all awesome. We are always looking for new people, so if you are... read more
LET THE POSTS CONTINUE

LET THE POSTS CONTINUE

Quite a difference from last time. Modern Cocoa Farmer is now at a critical stage.  We are ready to start user tests with our target audience.  This means getting the game payed and reviewed by children. We hope that the game will be ripped apart in various ways and... read more
GAMES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

GAMES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

“Established entertainment mediums like movies and music have covered pretty much the full spectrum of emotional needs. Games are not there yet… Very rarely do you see the equivalent of a rom com or a documentary in games” – Jenova Chen By... read more