Best of 2020...NGPF Arcade Games
2020 saw the release of two new games to the NGPF Arcade: Money Magic in January and The Bummer! Game in October. The game developers, McKInney, continue to add to their medal count:
- The investment game STAX was named a 2020 Webby winner in the Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact category
- Shady Sam collected a Wood Pencil at this year’s D&AD Awards, which honor the world’s best in advertising and design category
- 2019 saw PAYBACK win a Webby in the Education Games category and Shady Sam earning a Bronze from the London International Award (LIA).
Wondering which NGPF Arcade games got the most plays in 2020? Envelope, please...
The top 3 remained consistent from 2019 with Money Magic edging out Shady Sam for the #4 spot and Cat Insanity falling off the list for the first time. Our new insurance game, Bummer!, is off to a great start and should contend for the top 5 in 2021:
- Spent [Budgeting]
- STAX [Investing]
- Payback [Paying for College]
- Money Magic (NEW!) [Budgeting]
- Shady Sam (#4 in 2019) [Credit]
What about the Interactive Library's Best of 2020. Here's the top 5:
- Navigate Your Online Bank Account
- How Much Salary Do You Need to Buy a House in a Given City?
- Is It Better To Rent or Own?
- Will Your Job Be Done by a Machine?
- Tie: What Kind of Spender Are You? and How Do You Manage Your Time?
Want a preview of what's coming in 2021? Spoiler Alert: A game focused on entrepreneurship with a target release date of May...stay tuned.
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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