Argentina Releases Anti-Vulture Fund Video Game Where ‘Everyone wins’

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Argentina Releases Anti-Vulture Fund Video Game Where ‘Everyone wins’

As the legal battle between Buenos Aires and the vulture funds continues, the Argentinians have come up with a novel way of educating the population about the struggle.

Argentina’s Economy Ministry has put up a new exhibit featuring a game called “Vultures Go Away.” Visitors to the Ministry stand at the Tecnopolis event are greeted by two large screens on which they can play the game, which is reminiscent of smash-hit Angry Birds, according to Bloomberg.

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Government policies destroy boulders and scare away vultures

Instead of launching birds from a catapult to defeat an army of pigs, players launch spears which destroy boulders covering public buildings like schools and hospitals as vultures hover overhead. The spears, which represent government social programs, hit the boulders and scare the vultures away.

In typical socialist fashion Everyone who plays the game wins, and is greeted with the message “Mission accomplished, we regained our economic sovereignty together.” There is little subtlety in the message; Argentinian children are tasked with saving the country from the vultures which are trying to put an end to government programs which benefit the people.

After an inevitable victory against the vultures, visitors are shown into a separate room where a 7 minute video is projected onto the walls. The video, which was described as “psychedelic” by a Bloomberg source, features past politicians and outlines Argentinian history.

 

Argentina Releases Anti-Vulture Fund Video Game Where 'Everyone wins'Argentina’s Economy Ministry educates visitors on its policies

Argentina is still being pursued by so-called vulture funds which are holding out for repayments.

The Tecnopolis website says that the game “explains the relevance of economic sovereignty, and the reasons for which this independence is an indispensable tool for the growth of the country and its people.”

The space allows visitors to “get to know and understand the public policy managed by the Economic Ministry.”

A group of journalism students from Santa Fe province created the game, and released it for the first time in August 2014 before it was adopted for the exhibition. Argentina’s government is stoking populist sentiment with the game and its continued refusal to negotiate with the vulture funds.

In another attempt to demonstrate its independence from the U.S.-dominated economic system, Argentina announced that it would launch its own version of Netflix.

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