COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Tetris is all fun and games, until someone makes those falling shapes into African slaves.
The online game Slave Tetris was one part of a larger game called Playing History: Slave Trade, meant to be an educational tool teaching the horrors of slavery. But instead it taught the Danish company Serious Games Interactive a lesson: contorting emaciated black figures into the bottom of a slave ship doesn't look good.
On Twitter, the company's CEO said it was supposed to disgust people so they could understand how inhumane the slave trade was, but they pulled the (reportedly 15 second segment) out of the game nonetheless.
It was just a bad fit.