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SPENT

Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illenss.

Next thing you know, a chain of events send things spiraling out of control.

How would you cope?

Where would you go?

What would you do?

Figure something out, right?

SPENT is a webgame about short-term personal finance, or the daily need to pinch pennies just to keep food on the table and provide a small levee against emergencies. The game was launched in February 2011 as a collaboration between McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham to challenge people to think about poverty and homelessness.

Project details

Year of development :2011
Created by:McKinney
With:Urban Ministries of Durham, WhiteNoise Lab

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Official website

http://playspent.org/