A new browser-based game attempts to teach students the ins and outs of debt management.
Debt Ski, launched in conjunction by mtvU and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, was developed by Persuasive Games. The title has players guide a jet-ski riding swine—Piggy Banks—through a series of obstacles while charging them with managing Piggy’s savings and keeping him out of debt.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation President and CEO Dave Walker explained to BusinessWorld the impetus for designing the educational games:
Young people, who are arguably the most important audience to reach these days when it comes to inspiring social change, are hard to reach through traditional media.