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|Title||Night of the Living Debt|
|Presenter(s)||Luke Erickson, Lyle Hansen, Barbara Chamberlin, Seth Powers|
|Session||Conference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session|
|Time||Thursday, October 20, 7:00p-10:00p|
|Location||MSU Union Ballroom|
|Description||In a post-apocalyptic world, credit and credit payments have taken on the form of zombies! "Night of the Living Debt," is the newest addition to the Northwest Youth Financial Education educational game library. This app is free and currently available to K-12 teachers on iOS. It was developed by University of Idaho Extension and the New Mexico State University Games Lab. In this game, students will learn how to maintain good personal credit scores while balancing savings and expenses. The cartoon-like zombies are playfully used as a metaphor for illustrating the pros and cons of common personal finance decisions, especially loans and debt payments. The game was designed for grades 11-12, but has shown significant appeal to younger audiences as well.|