Gold Farmers

Gold Farmers is a documentary about a group of young people in China who try to change their real life by playing virtual games. There is a new kind of factory in China that hires young people to play online games like World of Warcraft and Lineage for 10 to 12 hours a day, and produce virtual goods like in-game currency, equipment and characters, which are sold to richer gamers all over the world for real money. These young gaming workers, commonly known as “gold farmers” in the virtual world, take on all kinds of virtual adventures as a way to combat the frustration and poverty they experience in real life. Given the uncertain future of their mysterious profession, they are a little lost at this particular intersection of the real and the virtual.

Web:www.chinesegoldfarmers.com

Homo Ludens Ludens
18
Apr
2008
22
Sep
2008

 

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