Cotton’s Children is a game specially created to accompany the COTTON: Global Threads exhibition.It was developed by a team of young people aged 16-20 years old, working with graphic designers Smiling Wolf and games company Onteca, as part of the Stories of the World 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The iPad game is available to download for free from the iTunes store.
If you can visit the Whitworth Art Gallery, come in and play the game (rated age 9+) on specially commissioned gaming booths in our interactive Stories of the World section.
Picking cotton in the sweltering fields of Uzbekistan, or scavenging for scraps beneath the Spinning Mule machines in a Manchester mill…the lives of children and young people working in the cotton industry today are as hard as they were two hundred years ago. Play “Cotton’s Children” to discover whether you could earn enough to survive.
Update – an online version of the game is now available, Read more and play at COTTON: Global Threads Stories of the World Projects.