Buckle up and put the pedal to the shopping-cart metal! The only license required to play Renegade Buggies is a fast and furious desire to understand the power of budgeting and responsible purchase-making.
Working with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, FableVision developed a 3D mobile app that aims to foster financial and mathematical literacy for players of all ages. Newly released and developed in Unity, this endless runner game combines fast-paced gaming with basic budgeting to encourage financial responsibility.
Renegade Buggies has four levels that focus on a particular consumer skill: comparing unit prices, buying in bulk, calculating coupons, and utilizing promos. By advancing levels, you become a smarter consumer – all while increasing your Overall Money Saved and having fun!
How do you play? It’s easy! Hop on the back of a shopping cart, or buggy, and drive down a street collecting money and items, taking care to avoid cones, rolling tires, and puddles in your path. Then, with your items collected and cash stashed, cross the finish line and enter the checkout phase of the game, where you'll choose the most budget-friendly items out of the stock you grabbed.
Any saved money is your reward, letting you purchase power-ups and accessories for your buggy in the Virtual Auto Body Shop. Being budget-conscious definitely has its perks – why wouldn’t you want to trick out your buggy with some epic glow lights or don your avatar with a flashy stunt suit??
Renegade Buggies is now available for free on Google Play and the iTunes app store. Check out the microsite FableVision developed too. What are you waiting for? Start your engines and save, save, save!