July 25, 2012

See also: Digital Sweatshop, Electronic Sweatshop, Gold Farming

CIMM DEFINITION: A form of employment, possibly exploitative, where workers are hired to play online games and earn virtual goods that are then sold to other players who can better afford to pay for but cannot afford the time to play.

NOTE –  “It is just like working in a factory, the only difference is that this is the virtual world,” says Li Hua. “The working conditions are hard. We don’t get weekends off and I only have one day free a month. But compared to other jobs it is good. I have no other skills and I enjoy playing sometimes.” (Source: