the game, the app!

Sunday 14 November 2010, by B E Gottlieb, Horaciogd

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IMINE is an experimental art-app/game which acts as a portal to the human lives built into the screen you are reading this on right now!!

In the game you play a miner digging one of the precious ingredients for today’s electronics: tin, tungsten or tantalum. Do you know what these have to do with your phone? Have you ever heard about conflict minerals? As a miner in iMine you must work hard and deal with a difficult situation, try to make a little money, and dig enough so the soldiers who run the mine don’t get angry. It is not possible to win at iMine, you can only survive as long as you can. This is the dark reality of the hundreds of thousands of miners mining in difficult, dangerous or even lethal conditions for the minerals of high tech electronics around the globe right now.

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