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Yeltsin Center

Economic Reforms

Interactive Game

Tasked with developing an installation that would educate the visitors to the museum about the realities of the denationalization process that Russia embarked upon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, we conceived, designed, and produced an interactive game that immerses the player into the era when state property was distributed among citizens in the form of vouchers.

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The game educates visitors to the museum about the economic reforms conducted by Boris Yeltsin’s government in the early 90s.

Each player receives a virtual voucher and is offered to make an investment decision similar to the ones that each Russian had to make at the time: sell the voucher, invest it in a private enterprise, or retain it as a bond that may grow in value over time. At the end of the game, the player learns how successful his decisions were based on the way Russia’s economy evolved in subsequent years.