This made me giggle…Angry Brides, a game with a name inspired by Angry Birds (you know, the game that's making all the kids wear those red bird costumes around town even though it's no longer Halloween!).
While in Angry Birds the player tries to destroy structures by aiming the grumpy birds through a slingshot, Angry Brides seeks to highlight the issue of illegal dowry demands for women in India: players attack three greedy prospective grooms -- an engineer, a doctor, and a pilot -- with a variety of weapons such as red stiletto shoes or a broom. Each time a groom is hit, the player wins money towards a virtual anit-dowry fund.
Dowries have been illegal in India since 1961 but this sexist tradition remains strong. Indians are quite creative in how they approach technology and I think this is the perfect way for the anti-dowry message to get out to the young people in Indian society.
The game was created by online matchmaker service shaadi.com and already has more than 270,000 fans on Facebook.
Download the game here.