Looking for a diversion? Hmm.how can a piggy bank on a jet ski teach me about budgeting, debt and the search for happiness?
It's a very simple Mario-like kind of game, where you maneuver the game character Piggy Banks through a series of obstacles, while trying to collect coins and then making decisions to spend those coins on items.
There are things you need to collect to win the game; other items are discretionary, which could bring you happiness but could potentially put you in debt. You are challenged to create a balance among happiness, debt, and responsibilities.
The game is the realization of a concept by Brian Haveri, a graduate from Lehigh University and the winner of the Indebted Digital Challenge, which called on young people nationwide to submit a creative idea for a video game that would raise awareness of the dangers of financial irresponsibility.