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8th Sep '16 7:28:48 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called a "Company Store" due to the owner charging his workers "fees" to stay there.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called which is similar to a "Company Store" due to because the owner refuses to release any of his workers, charging his workers them "fees" to stay there.there. [[spoiler:Also, they're fitted with decapitation collars with disguise and vocal trigger mods]].
8th Sep '16 7:23:31 PM kome360
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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.

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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.vermin for the crime of living in the same town that birthed that monstrosity. Every named character is horrified.
8th Sep '16 7:22:31 PM kome360
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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.
29th Aug '16 7:11:29 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Northern mountain town known as the Coindelving, which manufactures and distributes the currency used by the Guild. Unusually for this trope (and the Guild as a whole), the Coindelving is actually a pretty decent place to live and work; the mines offer good wages and are a warm place to work in the icy nation, the workers are continuously praised for their work ethic and craftsmanship, and the elemental dragon who powers the furnaces also defends the town from bandits and monsters.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Northern mountain town known as the Coindelving, which manufactures and distributes the currency used by the Guild. Unusually for this trope (and the Guild as a whole), the Coindelving is actually a pretty decent place to live and work; the mines offer good wages and are a warm place to work in the icy nation, the workers are continuously praised for their work ethic and craftsmanship, and the elemental dragon who powers the furnaces also defends the town from bandits and monsters.



* Upcoming RPG ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has an unusual take on it, large automated constructors made private cities and even islands affordable and many citizens dissatisfied with conventional governments moved to the new "corptowns". Tensions rose between the Megacorps and the old nations for several years and came to a point after [=MarsCo=] colonized Mars and began to genetically engineer [[UpliftedAnimal sentient]] [[PettingZooPeople bipedal]] animals called "Vectors", which the governments saw as abominations and tried to exterminate. This led to Mars declaring independence supported by the Earth-bound corporations and open war with the governments, which became nuclear. [=MarsCo=] was the only significant power to survive the war, though in later centuries other Megacorps emerged, so pretty much everyone now lives in a corptown.

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* Upcoming RPG ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' has an unusual take on it, large automated constructors made private cities and even islands affordable and many citizens dissatisfied with conventional governments moved to the new "corptowns". Tensions rose between the Megacorps and the old nations for several years and came to a point after [=MarsCo=] colonized Mars and began to genetically engineer [[UpliftedAnimal sentient]] [[PettingZooPeople bipedal]] animals called "Vectors", which the governments saw as abominations and tried to exterminate. This led to Mars declaring independence supported by the Earth-bound corporations and open war with the governments, which became nuclear. [=MarsCo=] was the only significant power to survive the war, though in later centuries other Megacorps emerged, so pretty much everyone now lives in a corptown.
23rd Aug '16 2:27:12 AM Ozian123
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* Rapture from the original ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' wasnt ''supposed'' to be this, but for all intents and purposes ended turning into a Company Town as Andrew Ryan quickly abandoned all pretense of free enterprise when he thought Fontaine threatened his vision of Rapture.

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* Rapture from the original ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' wasnt wasn't ''supposed'' to be this, but for all intents and purposes ended turning into a Company Town as Andrew Ryan quickly abandoned all pretense of free enterprise when he thought Fontaine threatened his vision of Rapture.
10th Aug '16 6:12:08 PM rjd1922
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* Finkton from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' hits pretty much all the marks. Long, strictly-enforced working hours, pitiful wages that are paid in scrip only usable at the company store, and propaganda all over the place trying to convince employees they don't ''need'' things like sick leave or lunch breaks. He even has employees ''bid'' on who can perform a job for the lowest wage. His overthrow by the Vox Populi is very well deserved.

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* Finkton from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' hits pretty much all the marks. Long, strictly-enforced working hours, pitiful wages that are paid in scrip only usable at the company store, and propaganda all over the place trying to convince employees they don't ''need'' things like sick leave or lunch breaks. He Jeremiah Fink even has employees ''bid'' on who can perform a job for the lowest wage. His overthrow by the Vox Populi is very well deserved.
26th Jun '16 8:47:36 PM Lullaby22
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* The ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode "Season's Greetings" had the Sliders land near a city sized mall that was effectively one of these, turned UpToEleven. Not only were prices exorbitant and wages low, but:

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* The ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode "Season's Greetings" Greedings" had the Sliders land near a city sized mall that was effectively one of these, turned UpToEleven. Not only were prices exorbitant and wages low, but:
10th May '16 4:00:45 PM Steven
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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games controls the small Midwestern American town of Raccoon City, though they also had influence in other parts of the world. According to the in game files and backstories, Umbrella helped pay for several things that Raccoon City needed when it was a new town (cable cars, a hospital, etc) and effectively ran the town in their name from there. By ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', Jill Valentine, one of the survivors of the Mansion Incident from the first game, tried to warn the townspeople about Umbrella, [[CassandraTruth but no one would listen to her]] due to either fearing retribution from Umbrella or they refused to talk since they worked with the company. The entire town then suffers an ZombieApocalypse before the U.S. government decides to nuke the town off the map to prevent the virus from spreading further.

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The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' first three games controls had controlled the small Midwestern American town of Raccoon City, though they also had influence in other parts of the world. According to the in game files and backstories, Umbrella helped pay for several things that Raccoon City needed when it was a new town (cable cars, a hospital, etc) and effectively ran the town in their name from there. By ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', Jill Valentine, one of the survivors of the Mansion Incident from the first game, tried to warn the townspeople about Umbrella, [[CassandraTruth but no one would listen to her]] due to either fearing retribution from Umbrella or they refused to talk since they worked with the company. The entire town then suffers an ZombieApocalypse before the U.S. government decides to nuke the town off the map to prevent the virus from spreading further.further.
** In Sheva Alomar's backstory for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', her hometown in Africa was run by Umbrella and although most people there were poor, they made enough money to be able to live somewhat comfortably. An accident occurred at the factory, which had killed a lot of people and this included Sheva's parents when she was a child. After Sheva became a teenager, she found out that the accident was directly caused by Umbrella with their experimental B.O.W.s going haywire.
10th May '16 3:56:47 PM Steven
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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games controls the small Midwestern American town of Raccoon City, though they also had influence in other parts of the world. According to the in game files and backstories, Umbrella helped pay for several things that Raccoon City needed when it was a new town (cable cars, a hospital, etc) and effectively ran the town in their name from there. By ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', Jill Valentine, one of the survivors of the Mansion Incident from the first game, tried to warn the townspeople about Umbrella, [[CassandraTruth but no one would listen to her]] due to either fearing retribution from Umbrella or they refused to talk since they worked with the company. The entire town then suffers an ZombieApocalypse before the U.S. government decides to nuke the town off the map to prevent the virus from spreading further.
30th Jan '16 8:15:50 AM ZerroDefex
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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'', the protagonist pays a visit to Hope, Georgia, the home base of Dexter Industries. The company owns and employs everyone in some shape or form, including the crooked police force. Civil protestors meet an untimely end in Sheriff Sturkey's jail (though officially, they "fell"), and everyone works in harmony to keep the money flowing. 47 essentially has to reduce the town to a smoking crater to mop up the corruption.

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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'', the protagonist pays a visit to Hope, Georgia, South Dakota, the home base of Dexter Industries. The company owns and employs everyone in some shape or form, including the crooked police force. Civil protestors meet an untimely end in Sheriff Sturkey's jail (though officially, they "fell"), and everyone works in harmony to keep the money flowing. 47 essentially has to reduce the town to a smoking crater to mop up the corruption.
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