Game Broker reflects upon the nature of financial crises with three retro games for the original Nintendo Game Boy. The installation was developed in 2009 by Derivart, in collaboration with game developer David Pello. Each of the three games brings the player back to the crises of the 1980's, 90's and the dotcom years. The games allow the player to learn about the reasons for each crisis, engage with economic bubbles, and learn key information about them. For instance, it brings up issues such as soaring oil prices in the early 1980's, the surge in interest rates in beginning of the 1990's, or the technology stocks during the dot-com bubble. The aesthetics of the games are classic 8-bit. The games challenge the player with questions about each crisis, and correct answers give the player extra points. Game Broker invites the player to rethink the nature of financial crises as a recurring phenomenon during the last decades.
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Project in collaboration with: David Pello (ladecadence.net/)