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'You Are Jeff Bezos' Shows How Billionaires Can Solve Issues

 - Oct 23, 2018
References: direkris.itch.io & motherboard.vice
'You Are Jeff Bezos' lets players explore a life of excessive wealth, while also showcasing the costs of solving world issues. Released as a choose-your-own-adventure game on Twine, the title transforms players into the uber-wealthy Amazon founder and tasks them with spending every penny of his roughly $150 billion USD fortune. The game was developed by Kris Ligman and is presented only in text, with players clicking on selected options to perform tasks.

Ultimately, 'You Are Jeff Bezos' serves as a teachable moment about how billionaires can better society rather than line their pockets. For example, the game allows players to end homelessness in the US, hire teachers for four years each, and fix the Flint water crisis, with billions still left to spend.

Image Credit: Kris Ligman