Angry Brides game highlights the problem of illegal dowry
We’ve all heard of the bright, irritating and highly addictive bird hurling game Angry Birds, but how about trying your hand at Angry Brides instead…
Don’t worry, you don’t have to hurl worried wedding guests at shaky structures, but you can hit a range of well-dressed, rather smug-looking men with flip flops, stilettos and other household items. What’s not to love?!
However, the game hasn’t been built for man-hating independent women, an online matchmaking portal in India called shaadi.com has launched Angry Brides to raise awareness of illegal dowry in the country.
To play the game you must hit the three grooms that are all demanding dowries from you (1.5 million rupees to be exact), and each time you hit one of them you win money towards your own virtual anti-dowry fund. Although it’s clearly just a bit of fun, it’s an interesting move from shaadi.com to highlight the illegal (and unfortunately fairly widespread) practice of demanding a dowry.
The game is currently available as a free Facebook application and has 272,000 likes and counting…[Via Geekonomics Via ST]
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At last a girlie version of angry birds!