BPI Foundation launches mobile game called Breakthrough: The Financial Choices We Make
The BPI Foundation had recently launched a new mobile game called Breakthrough: The Financial Choices We Make which is out now for iOS and Android.
The BPI Foundation, the social responsibility arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) launched their new mobile game called Breakthrough: The Financial Choices We Make. The game was created with the hopes of educating Filipinos about personal finance and investments in a fun and informative manner.
Owen Cammayo, BPI Foundation Executive director states that the game was designed to help sharpen gamers’ financial awareness, understanding, and judgment by introducing basic to complex financial concepts such as saving, budgeting, retirement planning, insurance, debt management, and investment.
“Proper financial understanding helps us make informed decisions. It helps us manage our money in good times and especially in bad times, just like this ongoing pandemic enjoyable, and effective.”
Cammayo said the development of the app is also the Foundation’s response to the World Bank’s study recommending the use of edutainment as a form of teaching financial concepts to the public.
“We hope to engage and help shape the proper mindset and behavior of the general Filipino public when it comes to financial decision-making.”
“Breakthrough” is a board game played through an app that allows players to test their skills in personal finance and show how financial choices affect their daily lives.
Going against AI opponents, players roll the dice to travel around the digital board. They will encounter common life events at every turn, and make “adulting” decisions that could affect their score. Should they save? Go on a vacation? Invest in stocks? Get insurance? Throughout the game, players will either amass or lose wealth depending on the path they decide to take.
The player has to make smart and practical decisions to gain the most assets, investments, and FinEd coins, and whoever ends with the highest net worth wins the game.
Aside from the actual board game, the app also includes a Financial Wellness Journal, quizzes, and tips for a more immersive learning experience. Likewise, the app will be used in future runs of financial education webinars and activities of the Foundation.
Breakthrough is now available on Google Play and Apple app store.