The world’s not looking good these days. Economically, as much as anything else. Across the board, stocks are in freefall thanks to Covid-19 keeping potential customers and workers indoors in self-isolation. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that all those jagged downward trends look a little bit like ski slopes if you squint hard enough. Enter Stock Jump – a free little browser game about using real-time economic decline to score a Winter Olympic world record.
— Sos Sosowski (@Sosowski) March 21, 2020
An intimidating front-end lets you pick from a staggering list of real-life stock exchanges, and any company publically listed therein. Each one is tracked and transferred to Sosowski’s slopes in real-time, letting you watch an economic collapse as it happens.
Sure, it’s no Steep – Sosowski’s game is more notable for its novel use of financial data than its ski-jump complexity. But when was the last time a sports game let you high-jump off the current market value of Gregg’s, eh? Activision Blizzard’s one is particularly nasty, with a last-minute peak tempting some risky, well-timed leaps.
If you ever feel like tearing powder at the expense of Electronic Arts’ stockholders, you can play Stock Jump for free here.