What financial lessons do kids learn by playing Investory?
When designing the game, we thought about the lessons that kids should learn about, and how to practice their new knowledge. Therefore, the lessons are spread among the chapters, and they all build on each other so they make sense.
In Investory, kids learn about – recurring income, goods vs services, groceries, investments, interest, banks, cash vs cards, bank accounts, savings accounts, savings, utility, bartering, and delayed gratification.
When should kids start learning about financial concepts?
Investory is developed for kids aged between 6 and 10. However, according to scientifically findings, financial education should be started as early as three years old, with appropriate lessons, of course. At Investory we support parents with starting financial education as early as possible, so follow our blogs for tips and learning resources.
How do kids learn by playing games?
Learning through play has been proved to be one of the most effective learning techniques for kids, up to this day. One of the reasons for this is that games themselves are using a wider array of senses and skills that are better developed in kids. Also, the way the games are built, especially Investory, don’t let the kids progress, unless they have learned the previous lessons. Of course, they don’t even notice it as they are captivated by the game’s plot, characters, and interactive story.
Another reason is that games develop other defining skills, especially nowadays, other than the one being studied. We’re talking about essential skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and many, many others. You can check out the studies carried by UNICEF or LEGO, two of the biggest supporters of this method.
Why would I choose Investory over other learning materials?
In a world where financial literacy plays an essential role, our mission is to help children start learning about finance from a young age, so we provide an age-appropriate platform (mobile game) that makes learning easy and fun
Investory gives children the freedom to explore and discover financial concepts from a young age and sets a healthy basis for an upcoming fulfilling adult life.
Does the game have in-app purchases?
The app displays several ads (kid friendly ads) during game time.
There are also rewarded video ads that the kids can view if they want to earn extra coins.
However, you can purchase the version with no ads (one-time purchase) for the price of 9.91 EUR (or the equivalent in your local currency).
If you previously bought any separate modules of Investory and you have the latest updated version installed, you will have access to the full version of the game, ads free.
How do I purchase the ad-free version?
If you want to purchase the full ad-free version of Investory, just go to the settings in the upper right menu of the game and tap the button “Remove Ads”.
You can also access the World Map and click “Block Ads”.
The ads free version costs 9.91 EUR (or the equivalent in your local currency).
Why did my purchase fail?
All purchases are handled by Apple or Google, depending on your device. As we don’t have access to your payment or billing information, you will have to contact the payment platform.
How can I change the language of the game?
Investory is available both in Romanian and in English. To choose the language you want to play in, just go to the upper right menu and tap on the Language button.
How can I get in touch regarding any press or event appearances from Investory?
Does screen time affect my kid?
We think that screen time can affect a child negatively only when it’s abused or used in excess. As for everything, we recommend a balanced use of technology. If you allow your kid to use devices in a controlled manner and let them play Investory, we recommend setting up a schedule together with them.
Is the privacy of my children protected when playing Investory?
Is Investory available on Amazon Kids’ tablets?
At the moment, Investory is available only on Android and iOS devices, both mobile phones and tablets.
How do I troubleshoot my device?
If you are experiencing any unusual behavior on your game or device, try to close the game, along with all open apps, and then restart the device. Also, make sure to check that you have the latest version of the app installed and a good connection to the internet (check below to see how to do that).
How can I make sure I have the latest version of Investory installed?
To make sure you have the latest version installed, just go to AppStore/GooglePlay and check the button next to the app. If it says “Update” you need to tap it to get the latest version. If it says “Open”, that means you have the latest version of the app installed.
How do I report a bug on Investory?
If you notice any bugs in our game, we would be grateful if you could share them with us. You can do that by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending us a message on Investory’s Facebook page. Please include as much information as possible:
- Your device, operating system, app version
- What problem did you encounter?
- Where exactly did you find the problem? (a screenshot would be great)
- If you restart the game, is the problem still there?
- Did you find any workarounds?
How do I upgrade the magnifying glass?
To upgrade the magnifying glass, you need to go back to the Toy Factory and talk to Kenny, the orange-headed boy who’s been there since the beginning of the game. He will help you upgrade your magnifying glass.
How do I solve the puzzle in the basement?
At the end of the first mission, a puzzle needs to be solved to find the secret code that opens the door to the closet. The secret code is a three-figure number, just count how many fruits you see in the hidden journal.
Why can’t I do any online shopping in the game?
If you got to the point where you need to buy things from Nile and you can’t, that is most likely because you forgot to add the money to your bank account. To do this, go to the bank, use the ATM and add as much money as you like to your account. If this is not the problem, check the troubleshooting guide.