New generation of games require “real world” problem solving

Fed up of people continually complaining about their taxes, France’s ministry of finance developed a video game, so now the people themselves can have a go at doing the minister’s job of balancing the country’s budget.

Cyber-Budget has been a runaway success since it went online this summer.

The French public gets to do more than just wander through the corridors of power, they also get to play with the controls. In the end they get to make decisions about how their hard-earned Euros are spent.

Read this article from BBC Technology News

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