Bantu Games — Game allows users to experience the lives of Angola’s peddler women

October 2016 saw Angola-based Bantu Games launch Zungueira Run: a free video game based on Angolan peddler women who sell goods in the street from large bowls carried on their heads. The Temple Run-style game promotes empathy by allowing players to assume the character of a peddler woman (also known as Zungueira), to collect coins while running away from the tax man. Zungueira often experience harsh treatment by authorities trying to crack down on the informal economy, with heavy fines and threat of imprisonment in place to deter the street vendors. The game made it to the semifinals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup developers competition.

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