And finally… money management
NatWest has launched a video game to help children develop money management skills.
The lender has created Island Saver in partnership with Stormcloud Games and runs on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC.
The game is an open world, non-violent first-person format game, set on the idyllic Savvy Islands with an array of environments to explore. Made of up different eco systems, including a jungle, beach and desert, players are armed with a ‘trash blaster’; a powerful suction tool, and are tasked with cleaning up the island of litterbugs that have polluted the paradise.
Woven into the gameplay are a series of money learning points. These range from a simple ‘work to earn’ as characters earn coins by cleaning up litter, to saving money in bank accounts.
As players progress through the game they will also be introduced to the more advanced elements of good money management including paying tax to maintain the idyllic Island setting, borrowing money, and even elements of foreign exchange.