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US Debt Game

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The metrics come for the CBO, BLS, DOE, SSA and other government agencies. You can see all of them and an overview of how the economic model works at:

http://usdebtgame.com/eco nomy/

Just click on the icons of the policies that you wish to enact. You can view the pros and cons of each icon in the Icon Library. The game is equally hard for both political parties, though it is a bit easier to get further into the game by raising taxes.

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Absurd problems with execution. As an example, all I did was cut programs and my "expenditures" over time only increased. As a result there are clear problems with the model. I could understand if GDP completely collapsed, which it did, but outlays should have by definition gone down

a good idea but...

This could use a more substantial user interface. Keeping track of everything that you've enacted is currently impossible, plus it would be interesting to see how those things were actually AFFECTING the country. Also, what of foreign policy? Those should have an affect as well. It seems like a deep game, though it could go deeper. Make it more user freindly (maybe a turn based game?) with a more interesting user interface.

I don't think anything I was doing did anything

I won't knock points for it being boring, since that is kind of true in real life. I just don't think I was really seeing anything that demonstrated that any one thing I was doing worked, and I tried it multiple ways, as a liberal and a conservative.

Unique Representation

It was unique and I kind of enjoyed it. There were several annoying things though, the text took a long time to appear, and you couldn't make it appear faster. I also thought that the graphics weren't particularly good, clear joints where legs and arms bent,

This is game is difficult, lol, you just cant win. I really didn't find any real glitches,
but I do have one thing to say, if there was some way to keep track of how much of each program you already had, that would make it alot easier.

this is boring, sorry

the game lacks excitement.

Credits & Info

2.08 / 5.00

Dec 8, 2009
1:02 PM EST