SPENT is not a game, it’s choose your own convenient propaganda

While perusing a certain neon green and magenta colored gaming news aggregator and all out advertising whore of a site, I stumbled on a story about a supposed “game” by the name of SPENT. The creator of said “game” claims that SPENT is a text based game where the challenge set forth of making it through the month with very limited income and the odds against you will teach people about what it’s like to be homeless and/or at poverty level. But after spending a decent amount of time with SPENT, enough to hit a nonsensical scenario that would make Myst blush, I have concluded that Spent is in fact not a game at all but a rather illogical and arbitrary choose your own adventure book housed in flash with enough minor interactivity to attempt to fool many into thinking that it is anything more than that. Continue reading