The American Dream

The American Dream is a mobile/desktop game that allows a player to practice, and then fine-tune their practice of managing a lifetime’s worth of personal finance.

In the game, players must constantly adjust their budget and manage investments in a dynamic and changing economic climate.  Think “The Game of Life” meets “Survivor”. As the player continues in the game, the interface changes to reflect decisions made to that point. If a player makes wise decisions, his/her environment aesthetically improves. Likewise, if poor decisions are made, the interface and rich media used in the game becomes more basic, or less “shiny”. And, the player finds themselves living in less-desirable environments.

Please support and share our project so that we can get this game into the hands of high school and college students across the country. For more details about the project see

Possible Life Event in the game

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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