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Where Pain Meets Pleasure (And Slavery): Gulag Paradise

By Nathan Grayson on July 18th, 2013.

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Soviet Gulags were not known as the nicest places, so of course someone went and made a game about vacationing to them. Gulag Paradise is neon-blistered getaway, a week of torturous labor for those who are “tired of the same old family summer trip”. Admittedly, TV taught me that everything was black-and-white back in those days – not pink and orange – but I’m no historian. Anyway, about the tedium and discomfort: Gulag Paradise isn’t really either one of those, but it is an interesting little typing game. It sees you both grind boulders with your splintering fingernails and make choices about how you’ll communicate with your merciless overlord by typing out every word, and I think it works rather well.

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