Your savings are gone. You've lost your house. You're down to your last $1,000. Can you make it through the month? A video-game collaboration between McKinney and the Urban Ministries of Durham wants you to experience that eye-opening scenario.
Not with reefer prices the way they are. Fuck that
... survived the first month with 251 bucks left, but some of the examples are a bit ridiculous. 500 dollar a month car loan? My whole car was bought for 2500 euro. 300 dollar gasbill? Never gonna happen, not even here in Holland where our gas costs way more than it doesn in the USA. 100 dollar phonebill!? Nope. Never. I originally come from a poor household myself though, so I'm already pretty damn skimpy and never borrow money. I sure hope never to get back to that situation, and hope those who are in that situation, get all the help they can get.
Screw bills if you got nothing left. Ur credits gone. Cheetos and a 32oz drink for lunch. Top ramen and some koolaid for dinner for 30 days. After the months up you got 950 bucks to yourself.
I like how when the car got repossessed, I automatically was unable to attend work. It's as if I didn't know anybody with a car or the bus system doesn't exist.
@ seinfan If you live in a rural area, the bus system doesn't exist, and not everyone will give you a ride for free.
I know i can survive a month with only $1000, i dont do shit.
Interesting social experiment. Maybe turning it into a video game will bring more realization to the fact that millions of people have to make decisions like this on a daily basis.
'Maybe turning it into a video game will bring more realization to the fact that millions of people have to make decisions like this on a daily basis. ' Why would people need to play a game to realize that? That's called life, you need a job in order to pay bills. That's pretty basic information to learn, something you learn in school, no?
Some people don't learn until they hit rock bottom, others never learn. They have to be taught! Sad fact of life....
Looks like a game where the people who need to play it will not be among those who will play it.
I just played the game, my ass is not living like that.
I'm worth way more than $1,000 a month.
you might want to rephrase that
lol so don't lose your job then.
Nope I cant, this year already ive used around 7000 dollars on games, an iPad, new tv, new pc....
You would, if you couldn't afford it!
i wouldnt like to, and it would be a stuggle but it is posible, sometimes you have to give up a few things to get through life, shit happins an you deal with it, infact you could do it easy.
No way... My house payment is 1400 a month. And I have a daughter.
Hey, subby... I'm already forced to do this on a monthly basis. The state doesn't want to pay its employees for s***...
played, ended up with 14$ at the end of the month, holy crap
"This game truly opened my eyes." Oh please, the game is silly for a number of reasons; 1) The game throws everything that could possibly go wrong with your life within the space of 30 days (dental work, car crashes, being fired for talking about joining a union, raising rent, sudden illness...all in 30 days), nobody has that much bad luck. 2) There's no difference between this "game" and real life. We all have bills to pay at one point or another, no job is completely secure and there are uncertain things that may happen from time to time.
Yea really. Only a few of those things are likely. If all that actually happens in real life, then that's just really bad luck.
The game comes up with these things because there are other things that happen within a 1 month time frame that are similar to this. The grocery bills are on the low side there, and most people don't just go grocery shopping once a month - some people go once a week and spend around $200. Same with pets getting sick and kids getting sick, kids get sick all the time, and it's a lot more expensive than what the game details, depending on where you live.
i spent the last 4 years living on my wifes disability that pays 700 dollars a month. thanks to game fly it was easy.
I ended with $250. At the expense of my child of course mwhahahah
I do this every month and make ends meet enough to be happy, but now this damn game just makes me feel depressed. >.>
yup! food > games
I thought video games were supposed to be an escape from reality...
Very interesting game, I made through the month with 56 bucks left, its really about how discipline you are with your money and if you really know how to budget your money which some people don't know how to, but I think when you have a house and children like I do, you handle your money much differently because you have responsibilities and times are not easy, so you learn where to cut corners. People that are young and single don't have that type of burden or worry, so for some of them, trying to live off that probably would be difficult when all you have to worry about is yourself.
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