Only a game, for now

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 pm, August 11th, 2011 - 5 comments
Categories: election 2011, privatisation - Tags: ,

I’ve just been playing Ben Clark’s asset sale game on his campaign website. (Ben is a fellow author here and Labour’s candidate for North Shore). In the game, you have to try to suck up the shares that John Key throws out before the big foreign buyers suck them up – it’s great fun and a little frustrating when they get the shares before you!

I liked Ben’s instructions too:

Mum & Dad investors are never going to keep pace with foreign corporates, but here are some tips to help out:

  • You have to hover the sucking end of your hoover over shares for half a second to vacuum them up
  • You have to vote Labour to Stop Asset Sales

You pretty much have to decide if you’re aiming for Most NZ Shares or Greatest (personal) Wealth – which will you go for?

5 comments on “Only a game, for now”

  1. mik e 1

    Vote for National and your Govt future income will be $700to$800 million less a year . Meaning these assets value are worth around $12billion not $6to$ 7billion as Key English would have you believe. Insider trading, tax payer rip off!YES

  2. Lanthanide 2

    Doesn’t work for me at all running Chrome or IE. I do have at least some version of Silverlight installed, too, ’cause the game loads.

    I presume that when you move your mouse, the mum or dad with the vacuum cleaner is supposed to follow your mouse cursor. In my case they just sit there.

    Nice idea for a game, if a bit wordy and rough around the edges.

  3. Rijab 3

    Great idea and should be worked on further leading up to the campaign. Develop the top scoring function, make a ‘post top score to friends on twitter/facebook’ function more obvious and Labour has a winning formula!

    • Ben Clark 3.1

      Oh I wish I had the time to add those features!

      Unfortunately my Real Life campaigning must take precedence, but they would be fantastic…

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