The graphics of a new "woke" video game aren't stellar but the design and backstory have earned this local activist a friendly write-up . . .
Check-it . . .
“Shapes” was designed to simulate how racially-biased policies — paired with self-interested financial actions — led to segregated neighborhoods throughout the United States, and notably within Kansas City, developer Nathaniel Bozarth shared.
About the game play . . .
Within the game, players are either a circle (which represents a white person) or a triangle (which represents a person of color). The game takes place on various islands where the goal is to accumulate wealth through land acquisition. Circles have certain game advantages, which are intended to represent white privilege. The player with the highest points wins.
Actually, this sounds interesting and "land acquisition" games like Risk can be pretty fun. Obviously the point of the activity is to educate and not entertain . . . Which is increasingly becoming the problem with a great deal of mainstream media content.
Developing . . .