The stock exchange has been on the radar of many gamers at least since the spectacular coup for the Gamestop share. A Reddit community drove large hedge funds to the brink of bankruptcy with a coordinated action.
The ec onomic simulation offers a suitable topic The Invisible Hand
On the official website learn what the game wants to achieve. The French developer Power Struggle Games has set itself the goal of “dismantling capitalism from within through games”. And that’s apparently best done with a lot of black humor.
The snappy trailer shows what everyday criminal work looks like in The Invisible Hand:
The Invisible Hand shows an economic simulation full of crime in the trailer
White-collar crime as a game
Speaking of snappy: The Invisible Hand is very reminiscent of the plot of the film Wolf of Wall Street. In the economic simulation, you hire the stock exchange trader Ferios, who really subordinates everything else to hard profit. You trade strange papers like “ecosystem”, “obesity” or “war” on the principle of “buy low – sell high”.
You manipulate courses diligently to maximize profit. You are driving foreign currencies into the basement to play into the hands of customers who buy there. Or you influence powerful politicians with the help of lobbyists and obtain illegal insider tips. No remedy should be too dirty for youto meet Ferios’ daily profit goals.
And of course, the more money you earn, the more you get your commission. To do this, you work a lot with tables, graphs and statistics. The basic functions of the stock market should be captured in this way, but always seasoned with a large portion of cynicism. Advanced business such as betting on falling prices, known as “shorting”, is also represented.
And when they do Law enforcement officers come up with you, there are tricky lawyers who knock you out again. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters at The Invisible Hand is whether you’re a winner or a loser. You can swallow as a player – with a crooked grin on your face.
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The whole story: Reddit users hijack the Gamestop share
We have summarized for you which drama occurred on the real stock exchange around Gamestop at the beginning of 2021. By the way, there is no direct causal connection with the game Invisible Hand, since it already exists in work since 2015 is.