Money Matters: $ky
$ky is a financial literacy game created for the Boys and Girls Club of America to be used as part of the Money Matters curriculum. Rather than just creating a game about maximizing income, the goal in designing $ky was to demonstrate to players the relationship between life goals and financial decisions.
In $ky, players embark on a life’s journey, navigating numerous choices and experiencing the financial impications of their various decisions. The game uses a floating island metaphor to drive home financial concepts; cashflow is represented by altitude and various choices will cause the player to gain or lose altitude.