Today’s featured web game is Venture Capital. Don’t be mistaken about it, despite the name it’s not a round-based strategy game. Instead it’s a lightweight “action + brain” game.
Here is how to play this game. You see bubbles flying in the air. Each of them represents a startup waiting for investment. You click anywhere on the screen to throw your money out. If the money hits a bubble, you invested in that startup. As these startups grow in value, they grow bigger and bigger in size. If you click on a startup you already invested in, you sell your part and get money back. No bubble will remain large, they either burst or shrink. Your mission is to buy low and sell high.
Tip number one is you must make sure you sell before the bubble bursts. By repeatedly buy and sell, you get more fund to invest in more companies. If you made terrible decisions that you eventually run out of money, you lose the game. Tip number two is you must aim correctly because your money only go straight but the bubbles move around. If your money does not hit any bubble, it’s wasted.
You’ll find a newspaper at the bottom. News about these startups are regularly published. Some are good news some are bad. Good news makes the corresponding bubble grow faster, bad news tells you to sell the bubble as early as possible.
One interesting thing about this game is that all the startups named in it are real. They are drown from TechCrunch’s Crunchbase data. You may find some webs you like in this game!