The horrors of ‘Animal Crossing’s secret cults and prison camps

We've long suspected that a dark underbelly lay hidden beneath the cute veneer of Animal Crossing, a Nintendo game about friendship, cute critters, and paying off mortgages (allegedly). Now, new evidence from the recently released Pocket Camp mobile edition is finally revealing the truth.

You're actually the director of a labor cult on par with Scientology's Sea Org, you sick bastard. Well, some of us are, anyway.

Most players probably thought the "camp" the game put them in charge of was the fun kind — you know, with summer activities. But they were wrongKotaku reporter Gita Jackson compiled several accounts documenting a much harsher reality involving cult-like forced labor and even animal imprisonment. Read more...

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