Venture Valley video game team and Discovery Education announced today a new educational initiative – Discover Venture Valley – helping students build financial literacy and business skills. Discover Venture Valley empowers students in grades 6-12 to build financial and business basics through a suite of standards-aligned resources and by taking on the role of a budding entrepreneur in the new Venture Valley video game. Discover Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. The Venture Valley game is a project of the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.
Discover Venture Valley helps students discover and develop their entrepreneurial spirit by exploring the financial and business basics explored in the Venture Valley game. Accompanying digital resources – including classroom activities, a video topic series, and educator guides – align to learning standards across multiple disciplines including English language arts, math, business, and financial literacy.
“We believe that financial competence empowers individuals to do great things for themselves, their communities and the world. We are excited to launch this partnership with Discovery Education, as they share our commitment to enriching and empowering students with an interactive and exciting digital game,” said Roger Hector, Executive Producer for the Venture Valley game. “Discover Venture Valley builds and sustains student interest in financial literacy through entrepreneurship and play, and is the perfect complement to Venture Valley, which lets those interested in becoming entrepreneurs learn basic business concepts and skills by applying them in a game.”
Venture Valley is a fast-paced multiplayer business-building strategy game where players pit their business savvy against that of others. The game features both competitive esports-style multiplayer play and a single-player campaign with 35 unique missions, giving students both a fun outlet to compete with friends in positive ways and practice entrepreneurship and personal financial skills. Budding entrepreneurs will get to experience the highs and lows of being their own boss but need to keep in mind that along with success comes rivals. Venture Valley is available for free (no in-app purchases or ads) on mobile (iOS and Android) and PC (via Steam).
“We are delighted to partner with the Venture Valley game team on this innovative effort to help students and educators engage in financial literacy,” said Lori McFarling, President of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “By gamifying financial literacy, we’ve created a fun and exciting resource for students to personalize their learning by role-playing at building a business. It’s an incredible way to increase motivation and engagement while connecting students with the power of financial literacy.”