What is Karma Tycoon?
Karma Tycoon is a new kind of video game that is free to use. It has great game-play, splashy graphics and instead of trying to make a million dollars, users are making the world a better place by running not-for-profit organizations in 11 different cities across the United States. Choose between running a:
- 2008 Internal DoSomething poll
- homeless shelter
- animal shelter
- youth center
- senior center
- performing arts center
Players apply for grants and loans, outfit not-for-profits with the basic necessities, and watch the news ticker to make sure a hurricane doesn’t interfere with plans. With successful management of funds, players are given additional grants and donations, enabling their organization to grow in scale and offer more services to further help the community. The goal of the game is to serve as many people (or animals) as possible, which will maximize karma, so players can move on the next city and make a difference there, too. Simply put, the more people helped by each player, the more karma is gained. Karma Tycoon is an engaging, competitive, and nonviolent real-time strategy game that is both educational and entertaining.
How to play
- Get a Do Something login. Answer a few simple questions and receive your Do Something username.
- Go to KarmaTycoon.com, sign in to the game with your new username and password.
- Select the city in which you want to play, select the type of not-for-profit organization you want to run and ENJOY!
For help with the game, to report and error go to our help system. Think this game is the greatest thing since sliced bread and the internet? Email afinger(at)dosomething.org
Play this game at school?!
We made some curricula to go along with this game for teachers (mainly so you can play it in school).
Karma Tycoon [Financial Literacy]