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Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleNight of the Living Debt
Presenter(s)Luke Erickson, Lyle Hansen, Barbara Chamberlin, Seth Powers
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 20, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionIn 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.

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