MEERKAT COIN is an APP that combines games and financial education. Children enjoy raising virtual pet meerkats and building burrows while learning about finance, including money management and mobile payment. Families can convert credit bonuses or cash into electronic pocket money for children, and children can earn compassion tokens to play games by completing tasks, such as cleaning and helping others.
The virtual and physical monetary interactions allow children to record their spending and form bookkeeping habits. The plots and special missions, such as bank savings, charitable donations, and investment, expand children's scope of financial concept.
Bronze in Mobile Games 2021, Student
Fang-Ping Hsu, Chien-Chen Lai, Prof. Kai-Chu Li