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Sweatshop HD
That's edutainment
by Matt Wales 19/12/2012
Product: Sweatshop HD
Developer: Littleloud
Publisher: Channel 4
Format: iPad
Genre: Strategy, Tower defence
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Whoever said that games couldn't be educational AND fun? Certainly not developer Littleloud, which, based on a cursory but nonetheless scientific glance at the internet, appears to specialise in engaging interactive entertainment underpinned by a healthy dose of social commentary.

Sweatshop HD fits that bill perfectly, offering up a winning combination of tower defence, management sim, and blackly comic provocation, as you set your sights on running an ethically questionable manufacturing facility.

Under the watchful gaze of your morally bankrupt boss, you're responsible for maximising the factory's profits as your production line continues to belch out goods for not-so-subtly named clients like Crymark and TopSham. ...
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A superbly crafted combination of tower defence game and management sim that's consistently thought-provoking, yet never heavy-handed
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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