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scum

Year: 2019

Platform: Steam

Genre: Survival

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Developer: Gamepires, Croteam

Notes: This Croatian-designed game is a survival game similar to Fortnite. Early screenshots of the Steam Early Access release point to the option to add Tā Moko to your character (Sidenote: Why do almost no video games want to develop a Māori character, but always have an option to slap on Tā Moko?).

Overall Rating: Characters in Scum are “ruthless” criminals and inmates; so in this instance using Tā Moko is particularly poor taste. Did you know that Māori make up more than fifty percent of the NZ prison population, despite being just fifteen percent of the total population of the country?