Miguel Oliveira

Escape slave traders in the jungles of Brazil in Thralled

Escape slave traders in the jungles of Brazil in Thralled

Games like Thralled are making it fascinating to be a gamer in 2013.

It's interesting to read about the ways in which Thralled speaks its message to its players. It doesn't just want to shout a socio-political statement in your face as much as it wants you to feel its message in your bones. It's one thing to read about the slave trade, it's another when a game asks you to become a part of it.

In fact they even say that there's no dialog in the game, and the main character is expressed through her movement, the environment, and her crying child.

The only question left is whether anyone will want to play it. Do you really want to dive deeper into the horrors of slavery, even if it leads to greater understanding?