A just-released online news game allows player to try their hand at saving the economy.
With this game we’re giving game players the chance to experience what it’s like to make a decision about who to bailout and who not to. Games can help people experience news events by putting them in the shoes of the people in the action.
News events are something that really unite our culture, everyone experiences it together, so adding games into the mix of how people are experiencing major national events is just part of what we do. They’re not just a silly pass time. It’s a form social commentary.
In Trillion Dollar Bailout players are presented with cash requests from corporate executives and average homeowners. It’s up to the player to decide how to dole out the bailout bucks.
GP: We initially embedded the game with this story, but – rather obnoxiously – it starts running when the GP page loads. You can, however, click the link to check the game out.