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Aug 17, 2015 | 9:51 AM EDT

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Ice breaker 5 Points score a point
Apprentice 10 Points Pass through 10 pipes in one game
Externalities 25 Points Unlock externalities information
Journeyman 25 Points Pass through 20 pipes in one game
Surplus 25 Points Unlock producer and consumer surplus information
Taxes 25 Points Unlock the taxes information
Ask for help 50 Points Ask for help with one of the concepts
Deadweight 50 Points Unlock the deadweight loss information
Master 50 Points Pass through 30 pipes in one game
Economics pro 100 Points Finish the game by maxing out upgrades
Godly 100 Points Pass through 40 pipes in one game

Author Comments

Learn about supply and demand, their determinants, surplus, externalities, taxes, and deadweight loss ALL WHILE experiencing the joy of flapping through pipes.

The first run through offers a brief tutorial, if you miss something you can reload and start your game, otherwise progress and money should be saved locally. You WILL keep your money multiplier bonus if you choose to reset the game.

If you experience lag, try closing other tabs using flash or switch to chrome (it worked for me!).

Thank you for the comments, I hope to make it better!

***deadweight medal should be fixed, PM me if you have issues

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Very buggy, considering if you purchase certain amounts of an upgrade u die as soon as u click to start...


Rated 2 / 5 stars

You actually have to pass through one extra to get the various unlocks. You have to pass 11 pipes to get the 'pass 10 pipes' unlock and etc, all the way through you have to pass 41 pipes to get the top medal of 'pass 40 pipes'.

This is a trivially-easy bug to fix. For an applied-mathematics game to have a glaring arithmetic bug like this? Well it doesn't look good.

Also it's very possible to buy your gravity or flying strength up/downgrades in such a way as to make the game literally impossible, and, especially early-on, if you messed up here you might not have enough money to fix it *and can't earn more due to impossible play*. The only solution if you mess up like this is clear out the cache, and start again from scratch.

Now it's possible this second point was intended, to be a sort of "lesson" not to spend willy-nilly without putting some thought into what you're doing, so I'll give it at least that benefit-of-the-doubt.

Also, as a tip for people playing this, it's not all about those "good" blue pipes. I actually got the 41 (yep you'll need 41 due to the arithmetic error) during a run with red pipes!

Just because blue pipes can decrease the default length of pipes and red pipes increase them doesn't mean a red pipes run is worse. In some cases the actual pipes themselves (without modifier) are actually further apart naturally, or closer together naturally, although in all cases they get smaller and smaller as you progress (but better starting conditions = better ending conditions).


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

If the laziness is covering you , you will never win awards at games!
You will find fun but award + lazy = never win!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This Game Is Funny! Plus Everybody Loves Money! Good Job!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars