We are thrilled to announce the three Feed the Pig Challenge finalists, who will pitch their game ideas live on-stage at our Games and Media Summit at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18.
With our partners at Ad Council and AICPA, we will award a prize of $10,000 to the winner and $5,000 to the two finalists.
The Feed the Pig Challenge asked participants to submit their game ideas around financial literacy and personal finances. After weeks of judging and deliberation, 75 submissions were narrowed to three finalists by a panel of expert judges with background in game design or expertise in financial literacy.
The selected finalists are:
Submitted by Eric Gordon
SaveZing is a mobile game where players compete to save real-world money by strategically sending playful push-notifications called Zings. The game uses the power of direct competition and in-game rewards such as profile upgrades and level-ups to motivate players to save.
Submitted by Jessica Fiorini
Life_Dash is a mixture of a platform runner, puzzler and social experience that educates and entertains as players literally dodge financial obstacles while quickly making important life choices. Life_Dash further contextualizes financial decision impacts through the usage of data visualization.
Submitted by Scott Garner
Jump from point to point in your character’s life to see how financial decisions have a tangible impact at different ages. Sound choices lead to a more prosperous and comfortable life as the years go by. The two-dimensional game involves creating art assets and writing dialog.