France launches cyber-budget game

France launches cyber-budget game.

The French government has launched an online game that challenges taxpayers to balance the national budget of nearly 300bn euros ($373bn).

It’s like SETI at home, isn’t it? And I thought dry management games only worked in Germany. Then again, this probably isn’t very dry if it’s realistic. So, you’re spending less on education or farming this year, are you? BZZT! Strikes cripple the country, you lose 10 million Euros per day.

This game would never work in the US of course. At least, not until Bush leaves office, ahahaha.

I think this is one of the most interesting serious games I’ve ever heard of. I hope people play it.

(Via Alice.)