When half of the 18-20-year olds fail to explain how interest rates work, how can we teach them how micro- and macro economics are related? Well, first we removed every brick of a modern economy, then we let them compete, while rebuilding all the layers in our modern economic system, piece by piece.
Horizon is a 400 square meter economic simulator in the premises of the central bank of Norway. The interactive role-playing game starts with deleting all the financial mechanisms that make up a modern economy. Every time an economic mechanism is thoroughly tested and understood, the simulation becomes more advanced. By doing so, the students move from a barter economy to a modern economy within two and a half hours.
The role-play was developed by Hyper in collaboration with 12 experts from the central bank of Norway and Dr. Oecon Gunhild Ecklund.