Learning Simulation & Serious Game Profile: Budget Hero

TitleBudget Hero
Other versions1
Sponsor/ProducerAmerican Public Media
Number in Series
Company DescriptionAmerican Public Media is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world, reaching 16 million listeners via nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week.
Description“Budget Hero” is an engaging and journalistically sound game encourages you to think through the complexities and challenges of the U.S. federal budget and the major policy issues. It frames the policy debate as a set of federal budget choices determining how money will be raised and spent. Budget Hero requires you to make tradeoffs and confront compromises inherent in balancing a budget. Can you become a Budget Hero, create a sustainable government and stay true to your values?
Categories/FolksonomyBudget, Policy
Lead Designer
Other Designers/ Writers
Lead Programmer
Lead Artist / Video
Demo Available
Link to Video
Link(s) to Support Material
Platform(s)Web Browser
Customizable (1 to 10)1
Special HardwareNone
Toolkit/Language used
Year Designed2008
LMS Integration/ SCORM
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic)High school
Student time30 minutes
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer AvailableOpen
Single player/MultiplayerSingle
Category:Serious Game