Team Fortitude is building an Android/iOS based game application “BROKE: The Game” which is inspired from the existing board game “The Poverty Spiral” created by our client Dana Gold.

The Poverty Spiral is a simulation for experiencing the challenges of making tough decisions when faced with few resources and competing priorities, to get a deeper understanding of living in poverty. The game is designed for 4-6 players and the goal is to reach and maintain Financial Stability before you run out of cards and choices. Each choice has a financial impact which makes the player experience the stress of how making the “right” decision isn’t always the best choice to get you out of poverty.

We aim to design a transformational game by keeping the same impact of The Poverty Spiral, but making it more accessible in the digital form. The players are assigned a role and put in different situations where they have to make tough decisions that impact their financial stability. The players will feel the frustration of living in poverty but also have an engaging experience.