Venture Valley makes University of Arizona FORGE students virtual millionaires in its PC and mobile game

Video Game Tournament Winner Hits Over 92 Million Profit To Win adventure valley Tournament and cash prize of $2,500

TUCSON, Ariz., October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The business battles were fierce last Friday night when nearly 100 student entrepreneurs took part in the adventure valley video game tournament held at the University of Arizona’s FORGE at Roy Place in Tucson. At a FORGE event, the University of Arizona FORGE partnered with adventure valley, a fast-paced multiplayer business simulation PC and mobile game from the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship. The event also featured the U of A Venture Expo, showcasing student companies, products and prototypes.

Nearly 100 players from the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and Cochise Community College played adventure valley, where they took on the role of entrepreneur and put their business skills to the test against each other. Competition was fierce as students vied to make the most profit. Oliver Stoner-German walked away with the grand prize of $2,500, which increased his in-game earnings to $92,827,930. Travis Gramm won a second prize of $1,000 by building businesses worth $76,072,040. Twelve other students won part of the $5,000 total in gifts and prize money.

“As part of our quest to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for our students, we have partnered with the adventure valley mobile and PC gaming because it encompasses what we teach every day,” said Paul Valdez, Program Manager, FORGE Student Venture Pathways. “All of our students had fun playing the game and came away from the competition with a real sense of all the factors and complexities involved in being an entrepreneur.”

adventure valley features both a competitive esports-style multiplayer game and a single-player campaign with 35 unique missions, providing students with both a fun way to compete with friends in a positive way and to practice entrepreneurship and personal financial skills by themselves themselves. Aspiring entrepreneurs know the ups and downs of being their own boss, but must keep in mind that with success comes rivals. adventure valley is available for free (no in-app purchases or ads) on mobile (iOS and Android) and PC (via Steam).

“Seeing the enthusiastic responses from students playing the game was thrilling. Seeing them come up with on-the-spot business and marketing strategies to outdo themselves was exactly what we envisioned when we created the adventure valley game,” said Roger Hector, executive producer of adventure valley. “We received great feedback from students on how our game really challenged their entrepreneurial learnings in a fun and risk-free environment.”

About Venture Valley

Venture Valley is a free PC and mobile (iOS and Android) game (no in-app purchases or ads). The game is a project of the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, a non-profit organization whose mission is to make financial literacy fun and engaging for everyone by using the power of entertainment to capture attention, create change , promote entrepreneurship and inspire individual success. . https://venturevalleygame.com

About FORGE

FORGE (Finding Opportunities and Resources to Grow Entrepreneurs) is a unique entrepreneurial community that combines startup acceleration with experiential student and community education. FORGE programs provide entrepreneurial training, mentoring, coaching, exposure to the adventure process, and readiness assessment tools. FORGE maintains an Entrepreneurial Resource Center in downtown Tucson, Arizona, and at multiple locations on the University of Arizona campus and throughout the state. Learn more at forge.arizona.edu

contacts

Susan Lusty | Venture Valley game | [email protected]

Lori Mezoff | Venture Valley game | [email protected]

Erika Mitnik | FORGE | [email protected]

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