Storytelling makes consequences of your decisions tangible
This year’s edition is not called “Future Choices” for nothing: We are faced with many big choices in life, but also plenty small, seemingly trivial decisions with consequences that are not immediately visible to us. So when we started working on the concept with FLiP and the Vienna Debt Counseling Service, it quickly became clear that the focus this year would be on storytelling.
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Part 1: Storytelling-app with 8 different endings
In a dedicated ovos play app for FLiP, you’re presented with many choices – and shown their consequences.
Two young characters are available for selection at the start: Hugo, a young man from Mistelbach, Lower Austria, and Sara, a young woman from Innsbruck, Tyrol. For both characters we have prepared different paths that the players can take.
In their story, the two are confronted with the four most common reasons for debt at a young age:
- Balancing income and expenditur
The players themselves decide which ending their story will reach – for both Sara and Hugo there are eight different futures. And it’s going to be exciting – what will be like a terrible glimpse into the future for some, will be the perfect path for others, in which they feel comfortable.
Non-linear storytelling with ovos play
Together with FLiP and the Viennese debt counseling, many ideas were spun and linked. As soon as the first story tree was ready, we were able to show how perfectly storytelling can be implemented in ovos play. We presented the many possibilities for linking content along the way.
Part 2: Future Choices Quiz Challenge
How much knowledge stuck with you while experiencing these stories? What did you learn? What do you learn about budgeting, income and expenses?
Why is a good budget plan a great tool to avoid losing track? What do you need to keep in mind?
When pocket money, gifts, and your first salary ends up on your account, this can be overwhelming at first.
Income should always exceed expenses – but what if it doesn’t? Often we lack understanding and overview of expenses that can be incurred.
Happy Birthday, FLiP!
Since 2017, over 100,000 pupils have visited the Financial Life Park at Erste Campus. We congratulate on the success of this initiative and wish all the best for its 5th birthday!